Today is the shortest day of the year, with less than eight hours of sunlight for people in the UK. The “winter solstice” is celebrated by many, with revellers flocking to Stonehenge to mark the Midwinter point when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky.
Get ready for the shortest day of the year.
Officially the first day of winter, the winter solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun
Now, as those of us in the Northern Hemisphere face the longest night of the year, it is time to do as communities in our cold little island have done for millennia, and celebrate all the small things that make us happy as we begin our journey back from the darkness into the light.
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