21 December 2022
Today at 4:47pm ET the sun will pause in its southward journey down the sky and begin moving north.
This year’s solstice occurs near sunset: 9 minutes after sunset in Philadelphia (4:38pm ET), 9 minutes before sunset in Pittsburgh (4:56pm ET). If you live in Shippensburg, PA sunset and the winter solstice will happen simultaneously.
Soon the days will be longer and birds will begin to sing. Here’s what we can look forward to on a warm day in late January.
(photo by ItsNoGame via Flickr Creative Commons license; click on the caption to see the original)