What happens on the Winter Solstice?
- The longest day and shortest night of the year
- There is no moon
- The shortest day and longest night of the year
I assume it is possible that the temperatures could drop 6 degrees and that there could be no moon but the point is more that it is the shortest day of the year. Here is how it works: The axial tilt of the Earth means that one side is always facing the sun and one side is always, well, not. The side not facing the sun is in winter and the side facing the sun is in summer, as Earth rotates the seasons change and so when you are the absolute furthest from the sun that you can possibly be then it is your winter solstice. Here in the U.S. that day falls on December 22nd.
- Temperatures drop 6 degrees Celsius