Mrs. Tate's Research Question for December
Mrs. Tate's Research Question for December
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Monday, September 10, 2018


Research Question

of the Month

The winter solstice marks the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.  It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has maximum tilt away from the sun.  The Northern Hemisphere experiences this in June and the Southern Hemisphere experiences this in June.  This year the winter solstice will be on Friday, December 21st.  

Not only does the winter solstice occur on a specific day, but it also occurs at a specific time of day – the time when the North Pole is aimed furthest away from the sun on the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth’s axis.  What time will the winter solstice occur in 2018?  

Be sure you include complete source information – that includes the URL (website address) where you found the answer and remember that answer will not be Google (Google is the search engine).  Ask if you are not sure how to find this part of the source.