Published: Dec. 21, 2022

Two graphics from Stellarium showing the summer solstice on the top where the sun is highest in the south and the winter solstice on the bottom where the sun is low on the southern horizonWelcome to the longest night of the year - the Winter Solstice! Winter officially begins for the Northern Hemisphere at 2:48 MST. 

The axial tilt of our Earth causes the Sun to be at its farthest south (lowest) place in the sky. Not to worry though, tomorrow the days will begin to get longer as the Sun gets higher in the sky.

Catch our Colorado Skies: The Winter Solstice show on December 18 at 1pm!

Graphic credit: Stellarium