When does Winter Solstice Occur This Year?

We’ve all heard the term ‘winter solstice’ but have you ever wondered what it is or when winter solstice occurs this year? Winter solstice is the day when the daytime is shortest and the night time is longest. It is just preceding this that people who experience seasonal affective disorder or depression begin to experience symptoms because the sunlight is so short. In the Northern Hemisphere the winter solstice occurs either on December 21st or 22nd. In 2009, the winter solstice will occur at 9:47 a.m. on Monday, December 21. Look here for more information: