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And Google Doodle Marks the 2015 Winter Solstice

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With a snow globe-themed Google Doodle is marking the winter solstice.

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Image via google

What the actual story is?

The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December solstice and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year. The doodle, which is visible in Canada, Latin America, most of Europe and parts of Asia, shows the company’s famous logo within a snow globe with two people skating.

Image via ilpost.it
Image via ilpost.it

The shortest day of the year lasts for 7 hours 49 minutes and 41 seconds in Britain.