December solstice 2020


When is the December solstice 2020?

The December solstice 2020 is on Monday, December 21, 2020 (in 261 days).  Calendar for 2020

What is the December solstice?

Sunset on the day of the December solstice. Photo: flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/2129376214Sunset on the day of the December solstice
The December solstice, also known as southern solstice and Midwinter, is the moment in time when the Sun reaches its southernmost position in the sky as seen from Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere (North and Central America, Europe, Northern Africa, Asia) it is the winter solstice, while in the Southern Hemisphere (South America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand) it is the summer solstice.

The December solstice 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 December 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 December solstice 2020 in your area use this seasons calculator.

The December solstice marks the last day of autumn (fall)and the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the last day of spring and the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. It is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year that mark the beginning of a new season. The other days are the March equinox, the June solstice and the September equinox.

For more information see December solstice on Wikipedia.

When is the December solstice 2021?

The December solstice 2021 is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 (in 626 days).  Calendar for 2021

Dates for the December solstice from 2015 to 2025

The next occurrence of the December solstice is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
December solstice 2015      December 22, 2015      Tuesday      1564 days ago
December solstice 2016      December 21, 2016      Wednesday      1199 days ago
December solstice 2017      December 21, 2017      Thursday      834 days ago
December solstice 2018      December 21, 2018      Friday      469 days ago
December solstice 2019      December 22, 2019      Sunday      103 days ago
December solstice 2020      December 21, 2020      Monday      in 261 days
December solstice 2021      December 21, 2021      Tuesday      in 626 days
December solstice 2022      December 21, 2022      Wednesday      in 991 days
December solstice 2023      December 22, 2023      Friday      in 1357 days
December solstice 2024      December 21, 2024      Saturday      in 1722 days
December solstice 2025      December 21, 2025      Sunday      in 2087 days
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December solstice 2020 Dates of the December solstice 2020 and surrounding years
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Calendar templates 2020 for Word, Excel & PDF

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Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
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Australian holidays
ANZAC Day

The seasons
Spring
Vernal equinox (spring equinox,
March equinox)
Summer
Summer solstice (June solstice)
Autumn / Fall
Autumnal equinox (fall equinox,
September equinox)
Winter
Winter solstice (December solstice)

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