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Happy Winter Solstice

The December solstice is the moment when the sun is directly over the tropic of Capricorn. In the northern hemisphere, it is also known as the winter solstice.

What are the phenomena accompanying this event? During the day, the shortest day and the longest night of the year occur simultaneously. This is when astronomical winter begins. According to popular belief, the days begin to grow longer and longer.

From the winter solstice, the days are gradually getting longer and the nights are getting shorter until the vernal equinox. Darkness is then defeated by light – both literally and in a metaphorical sense. According to many cultures, it is during the December solstice that good and life conquer night, evil and death.

It is a magical time that has been celebrated in many ways over the millennia.


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