The Weather Network is predicting a longer, colder, winter this year and today will definitely turn more winter-like this afternoon with snow and blowing snow, driven by northerly winds gusting to 50 km/h.
Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun.
2018 Winter Solstice is particularly special as the upcoming December full moon, named the Cold Moon, will be visible in the night sky along with the Ursid meteor shower. That means our lunar neighbor should be plenty bright enough all weekend to light up your solstice celebrations. According to Space.com, the last time a full moon coincided with the solstice was in 2010, and it is not expected to happen again until 2094.
In Ireland, people gather days before the solstice at Newgrange - a massive gravesite that is more than 5,000 years old.
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Typically around Dec. 21 or 22 - though on rare occasions, it can be as early as Dec. 20 or as late as Dec. 23 - the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees south latitude).
A full moon will occur December 22, bringing a bright light to the start of winter.
Just like every year, Winter solstice 2018 will also take place on December 21 and the exact timing for the 2018 winter solstice is 22:23 UTC (4:53 pm IST on December 22). The solstice happens at the same moment around the world, though the local time depends on which of the 24 time zones. So it's not a once-in-a-lifetime event, but still, you don't see this too often.
There's also a meteor shower.
Shown above is the orientation of the Earth relative to the sun's most direct rays around the time of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice.
On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel went after President Trump supporters for organizing a GoFundMe campaign to fund the border wall . That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall.
USA stocks are slightly lower Thursday morning, December 20, a day after another big plunge rocked markets around the world. Both the Dow and the S&P are on pace for their worst December since the Great Depression in 1931.
From your main computer (host) copy the executable file and paste it inside the Windows Sandbox environment. The Office app will replace the My Office app , which now helps users manage their Office 365 subscriptions.
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Ramesh Abhishek said earlier in the day that the goal of section 56 (2)(viib) was to prevent money laundering . Start-ups also enjoy income tax benefit for three out of seven consecutive assessment years.
Active-duty military members are exempt from shutdown furloughs, though their pay could be delayed by an extended shutdown. The holiday season is likely the worst time for federal workers at the nine departments.
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In Ribeiro's lawsuit , he asks a California court to bar the game developer from using, selling, or displaying the dance. The situation becomes even more problematic for " Fortnite " if the current lawsuits end in favor of the plaintiffs.
And he worries that the new giant will fight off efforts by the FDA to limit what the agency calls an epidemic of teen vaping. Altria's cigarette volumes declined by 6.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018, from a year earlier.
Though she didn't mention the cheating allegations against Offset , Cardi told fans the split was "nobody's fault". Cardi B is in Puerto Rico this weekend to perform at the Electic Holiday Fesitval in San Juan Friday.
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Rockets Set NBA Record With 26 3-Pointers
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Canada among targets of alleged Chinese hacking campaign
Before I let you go, I want to turn very quickly to President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr. This is the latest in a series of hacking cases brought by the United States against alleged Chinese hackers.