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Winter Solstice – Shortest Day

June 21, 2018

Today is the shortest day of the year for the Southern Hemisphere, otherwise known as Winter Solstice.

Winter Solstice is scheduled to occur at 4.24pm today, when the sun’s position in the sky reaches its farthest point north of the Equator. It means today will have the least amount of daylight of any day for the year.

In Auckland, this equates to just nine hours, 37 minutes and 58 seconds, and in Invercargill, just eight hours, 35 minutes and 5 seconds worth of daylight.

Starting tomorrow, the days in the Southern Hemisphere will start to get longer and the moon larger, as the South Pole begins to tilt towards the sun.

During the Winter Solstice, there is no sunlight at all south of the Antarctic Circle – they have 24 hours of darkness. However, if you want to experience a day with no sunset will have to head to the Arctic Circle where the sun will remain overhead for a full 24 hours!

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Gymnastics Girl xx

Hooray! More sleep!

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YAY SUMMERS NEARLY HERE #SELFIES ALL ROUND😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈🐱

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πŸŒ™+πŸ“= STRAWBERRY MOON

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It weird because it doesn't look like strawberry πŸ“i think it just look like a normal moonπŸŒ™ on that video it does NOT look like a strawberry moon πŸ“πŸŒ™and that what i think.

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cool

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that's today πŸ™‚

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I like winter more than summer.

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So cool and interesting! Summers on its way!

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That is quite interesting.I when I came from school it feet ilke that I finish early at the end of the year.☺

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I think that it's gonna be cool

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Wow! And its double dark cuz its overcast today!

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Attention: IT'S ALL MOST SUMMER! GET READY FOR THE HEAT!

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This is awesome

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so shortesrt

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awesome stuff

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good four you

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Mum says it's a harvest moon. And where I live which is in Auckland, it looks yellow not red.

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THE STRAWBERRY MOON!

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AWESOME SUFF

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that is so awesome πŸ™‚

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that is so awesome