The cold weather has set in and it sure feels like winter, but the winter solstice is still around the corner. December 21 marks the beginning of winter and the longest night and shortest day of the year.
Enjoy the following articles on winter found using CPL's Online Resources. If the article is available freely on the web I also included the link.
"5 Things to Know About the Winter Solstice" by Courtney Subramanian
Time.com, January 2, 2014 (also available on the Time website)
What exactly is the winter solstice? When does it happen? Find the answers to these questions and more.
"The REASON for the SEASONS"
Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, 2007, Vol. 2, p24-29 (also available on the Old Farmer's Almanac website)
Do you know why the seasons change and why they are the opposite in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? Find out in this article along with facts about the winter solstice, the summer solstice and the spring and fall equinoxes.
"Planets, Moons, and the Winter Solstice" by Noreen Grice
Odyssey, 1998, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p38
If you need some fun ideas on how to enjoy the winter night sky, this article is for you.
"The Best Part of Winter!" by Noreen Grice
Odyssey, 2005, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p38
Explore the astrological reasons for winter with a fun experiment.
"First Day of Winter: What you need to know about the Winter Solstice"
Telegraph, November 16, 2017
Find more cool facts and history behind the solstice!