Dec. 21: Winter Solstice, Full Moon And Meteor Shower
Daylight lovers can rejoice that after today (Dec. 21), the days will get get longer again. Welcome to the first day of winter, where the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in the Earth's Southern Hemisphere. Notably, today is their first day of summer.
Lest we forget that some locations in the Northern Hemisphere will see little to no daylight at all today. At least we don't live in the Arctic Circle!
For full moon fans, we can also enjoy one of those tonight. That'll be sure to add a little light to the shortest day of the year.
If that wasn't enough, viewers can enjoy a ongoing meteor shower as well. Details on the Ursid Meteor shower are on forbes.com. The full moon may impede a complete visual for the shower, and peak will be December 22 and 23.