Today, Monday December 21st, 2020 is the official First Day of Winter. The winter solstice is an astronomical event, based on the Earth’s tilt away from the sun. It happens when the tilt of the North Pole is positioned the farthest distance from the sun, which causes less light to reach the northern hemisphere. Although it may feel a little gloomy to have so much darkness, after Dec. 21 and 22nd each day will gradually grow longer and the nights will grow shorter as we get closer to spring, summer ultimately warmer weather and sun!
The cold, ice, and snow is upon us, so dig out those earmuffs and ice scrapers if you haven’t done so already.