Did You Know? Countdown to December 2009 (11/29)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of December

Nov 29 : 02 days till December

Did you know the winter solstice occurs in December, marking the sun’s most southern declination in the Earth’s revolution around it?

In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice is also the official start of winter and the shortest day of the year.

In the Southern Hemisphere, summer is just getting started and the solstice is the longest day of the year.

The solstice typically occurs on December 21st or 22nd.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of December!

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: December

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