Winter Solstice 2017


When is the Winter Solstice 2017?

The Winter Solstice 2017 is on Thursday, December 21, 2017 (in 120 days).  2017 Calendar

What is the Winter Solstice?

Sunrise on the day of the winter solstice. The longest night is over. Photo: flickr.com/photos/orionpozo/5292325273Sunrise on the day of the winter solstice. The longest night is over.
A winter solstice is the moment in time when the Earth's tilt away from the Sun is at its maximum and the Sun's maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest.

A winter solstice occurs twice a year, once in December in the Northern Hemisphere (also called December solstice and Midwinter) and once in June in the Southern Hemisphere (also called June solstice).

In the Northern Hemisphere the day of the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (the day with the least daylight and the longest night) and occurs every year between December 20 and December 23. The dates given on this page are based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which for practical purposes is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). While the winter solstice occurs at the same moment in time all over the world, the date and local time differ from place to place depending on the year and a location's time zone. For locations that are ahead of UTC (further east) it may fall on the day after, and for locations that are behind UTC (further west) it may fall on the day before. To find out the exact date and time of the winter solstice 2017 in your area use this seasons calculator.

The winter solstice marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter in the hemisphere where it occurs and is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year on which a new season starts. The other days are the vernal equinox (also called spring equinox, beginning of spring), the summer solstice (beginning of summer) and the autumnal equinox (also called fall equinox, beginning of autumn).

For more information see Winter solstice on Wikipedia.

When is the Winter Solstice 2018?

The Winter Solstice 2018 is on Friday, December 21, 2018 (in 485 days).  2018 Calendar

Dates for the Winter Solstice from 2010 to 2025

The next occurrence of the Winter Solstice is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Winter Solstice 2010      December 21, 2010      Tuesday      2436 days ago
Winter Solstice 2011      December 22, 2011      Thursday      2070 days ago
Winter Solstice 2012      December 21, 2012      Friday      1705 days ago
Winter Solstice 2013      December 21, 2013      Saturday      1340 days ago
Winter Solstice 2014      December 21, 2014      Sunday      975 days ago
Winter Solstice 2015      December 22, 2015      Tuesday      609 days ago
Winter Solstice 2016      December 21, 2016      Wednesday      244 days ago
Winter Solstice 2017      December 21, 2017      Thursday      in 120 days
Winter Solstice 2018      December 21, 2018      Friday      in 485 days
Winter Solstice 2019      December 22, 2019      Sunday      in 851 days
Winter Solstice 2020      December 21, 2020      Monday      in 1216 days
Winter Solstice 2021      December 21, 2021      Tuesday      in 1581 days
Winter Solstice 2022      December 21, 2022      Wednesday      in 1946 days
Winter Solstice 2023      December 22, 2023      Friday      in 2312 days
Winter Solstice 2024      December 21, 2024      Saturday      in 2677 days
Winter Solstice 2025      December 21, 2025      Sunday      in 3042 days
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