Welcome to the shortest day of the year - the winter solstice! Avid observers, bundle up and enjoy the longest night of the year.
Earth’s axial tilt causes the Sun to be at its farthest south (lowest) in the sky today for Northern Hemisphere dwellers.
The Southern Hemisphere receives the Sun’s light and heat more directly now and everyone is enjoying summertime!
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory Seasons - The four changes of the seasons, related to the position of sunlight on the planet, are captured in this view from Earth orbit by the Meteosat instrument