It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously

23 December, 2017, 01:56 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • Mercury Retrograde And The Winter Solstice Intersect On Dec. 21 — Here's What That Means Scott Olson  Getty Images News  Getty Images

Today, the winter solstice, marks the first day of astronomical winter. The sun will set in Denver at 4:39 p.m. and will have nine hours and 21 minutes of daylight on the winter solstice.

A lot of us understandably think that during the winter solstice, the earth is farthest from the sun. All in all, the idea of the winter solstice is pretty depressing, especially because there are still three solid months of winter left. The sun rises at about the same time in both places on Thursday - 7:16 a.m. and 7:17 a.m., respectively - but it sets almost an hour later in St. Augustine - 4:31 p.m. vs. 5:31 p.m.

Why doesn't the earliest sunset come on the shortest day?

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The word "solstice" is Latin for "sun standing still". So Winter officially starts tomorrow at 11:28 PM EST.

Clicking the Google Doodle takes users to a search page for "Winter Solstice 2017", which offers new articles, tweets and other search results on the Winter Solstice. Northerners spend most of the longest solar day of the year facing away from the Sun in the cold of a winter's night. The coldest days of the year won't happen until January or February. However, there's a plus side: Since it's the shortest day of the year, that means that, slowly, but surely, the days will start getting longer.

If you live in the southernmost US, your earliest sunsets are in late November, according to The further north you are, the less sunlight you'll get.

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The exact times of sunrise and sunset depend on two things: your latitude and geographic location within your time zone.

Let's give you the numbers for the day!

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