Winter solstice 2022
When is the Winter solstice 2022?
The Winter solstice 2022 is on Wednesday, December 21, 2022
(in 208 days). Calendar for 2022
Please note: 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 location to location depending on a location's time zone. For more details see the explanations below.
What is the Winter solstice?
Sunrise 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, the time the United Kingdom is on during the winter, when it isn't on summer time). 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 2022 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 autumn equinox
(also called fall equinox
, beginning of autumn).
Overview: seasons, equinoxes and solstices
Dates shown apply to the Northern Hemisphere and are based on UTC (GMT)
When is the Winter solstice 2023?
The Winter solstice 2023 is on Friday, December 22, 2023
(in 574 days). Calendar for 2023
Dates for the Winter solstice from 2017 to 2027
The next occurrence of the Winter solstice is marked in red
|When is ...?
||Day of the week
|Winter solstice 2017
||December 21, 2017
||1617 days ago
|Winter solstice 2018
||December 21, 2018
||1252 days ago
|Winter solstice 2019
||December 22, 2019
||886 days ago
|Winter solstice 2020
||December 21, 2020
||521 days ago
|Winter solstice 2021
||December 21, 2021
||156 days ago
|Winter solstice 2022
||December 21, 2022
||in 208 days
|Winter solstice 2023
||December 22, 2023
||in 574 days
|Winter solstice 2024
||December 21, 2024
||in 939 days
|Winter solstice 2025
||December 21, 2025
||in 1304 days
|Winter solstice 2026
||December 21, 2026
||in 1669 days
|Winter solstice 2027
||December 22, 2027
||in 2035 days
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