Happy “Mid Winter” to the Antarctician!
Monday 21 June, is the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere. It marks the shortest day of the year.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky. This marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern half of the globe.
In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the June solstice (aka winter solstice) marks the astronomical start of winter, when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky. In Antarctica today is a great fest, the well known Midwinter celebration!
… and here below, a video showing how Midwinter is lived in Antartica! It’s a last year (2020) video but sure someone will post one or more of 2021 as well!
WAP sends greetings to the researches who are wintering over in the Icy Continent!