Thursday, December 21, 2017

Blessed #WinterSolstice 2017

Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere: the darkest day of the year.

Apparently, the exact time and date of the Winter Solstice this year in the Northern Hemisphere - as in, the astronomical event that occurs at the time we call the Winter Solstice - will be at 16:28 (that's 4:28pm) on Thursday 21st December 2017.

Of course, that's based on UK time, so you have to adjust that time depending on where exactly you happen to be in the Northern Hemisphere. If it helps with your calculations, this post is scheduled to go live 6 hours and 28 minutes before that time.

Anyway... Whether you celebrate/acknowledge it or not...

Blessed Winter Solstice!

5 comments:

Jeanie said...

We're at 11:28 here. I hope your Solstice is lovely and a wonderful time for reflection. I'm wondering how on earth I'll get any time for reflection today!

Rita said...

Yup--now the days will slowly get longer. Happy solstice! :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
Yeah, that's the most common timezone for most of my online friends. Hope you did find some time for reflection.

Rita:
They will indeed... Warmer too, as Spring arrives. But we'll be back around to Winter again before you know it. :)

Intense Guy said...

I am glad the days are getting longer again - it is brutal cold here today.

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
Hang in there. The longer days will soon bring you some warmer weather.