winter solstice

Satellite views of Earth on the solstices and equinoxes. From left to right, a June solstice, a September equinox, a December solstice, a March equinox, via NASA Earth Observatory.

What is the Reason for the Season? Equinox, Solstice & Everything Else

What is an equinox and what is a solstice? What is the reason for the four seasons we get during the year? And what is the difference between astronomical and meteorological seasons?

June Solstice 2022

It’s the June Solstice! Longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and start of summer. It is also the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere and start of winter. Happy Sols...