Winter Solstice

By Annie Calovich The winter solstice occurs tonight at 11:30 CST, marking the beginning of winter and the longest night of the year. That means today is the shortest day. The sun is at its lowest in the southern sky. Between the farther-away sun and

It was just after dawn Wednesday, the day of the winter solstice. Outside the 200-year-old mission at the heart of tiny San Juan Bautista, Native American drummers sang, urging the sun to rise. Inside, dozens of parishioners rubbed the sleep from their

The winter solstice is almost upon us. In scientific terms, the winter solstice occurs at the precise moment when the axial tilt of earth's polar hemisphere is the farthest away from the sun.

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It was just after dawn Wednesday, the day of the winter solstice. Outside the 200-year-old mission at the heart of tiny San Juan Bautista, Native American drummers sang, urging the sun to rise. Inside, dozens of parishioners rubbed the sleep from their