The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday,December 21, 2017. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy our winter solstice facts, folklore, FAQs, and more!
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The Reason for the Seasons
What causes the seasons? Here are the key astronomical reasons from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. (Remember, astronomy is at the core of any almanac, which is a “calendar of the heavens.”