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Winter Solstice 2019: Google signifies Winter Season in the Southern Hemisphere with Doodle

Today starts Winter Season on the southern side of the planet. Google Doodle will be appeared today for a few nations, in particular Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will see the illustration.

The figure demonstrates our planet as a head with a snowman on top. It is snowing over the snowman, and the planet is taking a gander at it with upraised eyes. The entire picture is made in quite dark colors. Why such colors were picked everyone couldn’t discover from the creators of the picture.

As half the world gears up to celebrate the arrival of summer and the longest day of the year with the summer solstice, the other half will encounter the beginning of winter.

This year, the winter solstice will happen in the southern hemisphere on 21 June – a day Google has marked with a Google Doodle of the Earth topped with a snowman.

What is Winter Solstice?

“Solstice” gets from the Latin sol for “sun” and sistere signifying “to come to a stop or make stand”.

A solstice happens when the sun reaches its lowest or highest point in the sky during the year because of the Earth’s tilted axis.

The June solstice, which happens in the meantime for everybody on Earth, is the point at which the northern hemisphere is tilted most intently towards the sun, while the southern side of the hemisphere is tilted the furthest far from the sun.

The solstice denotes the shortest day of the year for those living in the southern hemisphere and the informal beginning of winter.

During the solstices, the two hemispheres experience inverse seasons, with the summer solstice acquiring warmer climate the northern hemisphere and colder climate in places such as Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa.

When is the next solstice?

On 21 December, the southern hemisphere encountering its summer solstice and longest day of the year.

How is the solstice celebrated?

In ancient times, the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice was celebrated with Inti Raymi, a festival that respected Inti, the Inca religion’s sun god, as indicated by National Geographic.

In different parts of the southern hemisphere, bonfires were lit and offerings were left with expectations of reigniting the sun.

1 COMMENTS

  1. I’m disappointed that it’s a Northern Hemisphere winter doodle … a snowperson on the Arctic??! We are in the Southern Hemisphere and we have penguins!

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Dan Zinman started his career as an astronomer and college professor and quickly expanded into popularizing the understanding of science and scientific discovery. He did this through writing books, essays, and articles. He is contributing by writing news articles for timebulletin.com.