Winter solstice
Publiée le 2007-12-04
Winter solstice
The date of the winter solstice is in 2007 at 6h 7min UTC on December 22 (7h 7min in winter french time). In the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice corresponds to the moment when the apparent longitude of the Sun is equal to 270 degrees. This date is that of the beginning of the winter. Our calendar (the Gregorian calendar) is built so that the seasons always start at the same time. Since the creation of the Gregorian calendar (1582) the winter solstice falls the 20, the 21, the 22 or on December 23. It in general falls the 21 or on December 22. It fell one December 23 in 1903 and will fall again on this date into 2303, 2307, 2311 and 2315. It fell one December 20 in 1664, 1668, 1672, 1676, 1680, 1684, 1688, 1692, 1696 and 1697 and will fall again on this date in 2080, 2084, 2088, 2092, 2096, 2492 and 2496.
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