For the Southern Hemisphere, it's the start of Summer.
In the Lower 48, the sun is up for more than 10 hours across Florida and southern Texas, while states across the northern tier get under nine hours of daylight. "The effect of this in the Arctic (within 23.5 degrees of the North Pole) is completely in darkness as Earth spins that day". The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is that the days now gradually become longer and the nights shorter. What really matters is that the account is one more little nudge to feel better during the long slog of winter.
Even though winter is the coldest time of the year for the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth is actually the closest to the sun, according to NOAA. This year, that moment will occur at 16:28 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
In Germany and Scandinavia, a 12-day solstice ("Yule") is observed from mid-December, to which the rest of Europe and North America owes many of its Christmas customs, from the tree and front door wreath to the chocolate log.
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, December 25th, when we decorate our homes and communities with lights and stars to welcome the birth of the "true light of the world". However, it's never the day of the latest sunrise or earliest sunset. But the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun and receives less solar energy.
At the time, Musk tweeted, "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing 'Space Oddity .' Destination is Mars orbit". Musk also told Plait that he's willing to consider launching other objects inside the Tesla suggested by the public.
Netflix is said to have paid Chappelle a whopping $60 million in total, which would entice us to come out of retirement as well. Dave Chappelle admits to feeling sorry for the " poor white" population who voted for Trump in a new comedy routine.
One of the ship's captains addressed passengers on board, informing travelers of the injuries and fatalities. They put out a statement saying, "Our hearts go out to all those involved in the bus accident in Costa Maya".
In November, Jameson filled out a "Franchise Tow Truck Driving Application" with the Modesto Police Department, prosecutors said. Jameson specifically named Pier 29 in San Francisco as a target because he had been there and knew it was heavily crowded.
Liverpool , in their lurid orange away kit, suffered an early blow when captain Jordan Henderson limped off injured. They won 4-0 thanks to goals from Philippe Countinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino .
Hardik Pandya played an explosive cameo hitting a six and a four before getting out on the third delivery he faced at 10 runs. His whirlwind of an innings ended when he fell for 118 off just 43 balls to Dushmantha Chameera in the 12th over.
Despite the fact the general job market is improving, the unemployment rate in certain metro areas continue to be terrible . The construction industry was the biggest contributor to the increase, adding 3,000 jobs or 6.7 percent year-over-year.
Didi also holds investments in Taxify, which operates in Europe and Africa, Brazil-based 99, as well as US-based Uber rival Lyft. The ride-hailing firm said that "there is no definitive timeline" on expansion to the region.
Amazon said it had "corrected" those ads, and LinkedIn even changed its tools to explicitly try and prevent age discrimination. Targeted ads on Facebook were a big tool used in the efforts by Russians to influence the US election in 2016.
Ukraine detains PM's aide suspected of being Russian agent
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Venus Williams Won't Face Charges in Fatal Crash
After the sedan cleared the way, Williams began moving forward putting her in the path of the Barsons, who now had the light. Police had initially said Williams was being held responsible for "violating the right of way of [the other driver]".
Apple admits it slows down older iPhones
There's no charge if you paid upfront for AppleCare Plus coverage and have a battery Apple thinks warrants replacing. So will the owners of these devices opt for a $79 battery replacement to restore battery life and performance?