21st or 22nd December of every year marks the beginning of Winter Solstice. It is also known as December Solstice, Hiemal Solstice, or Hibernal Solstice. This day is special because the Earth receives the shortest hours of sunlight, compared to the whole year.
This year, on 22nd December, the North Pole would be at the greatest distance from the sun at IST 3:17 A.M. According to Drikpanchang, the sunrise would occur at 7:10 AM and sunset would occur at 5:29 AM on 22nd December.
Winter Solstice occurs when one of the earth’s poles is tilted away from the sun to the maximum. As the number of daylight hours decreases, the night will be the longest.
Countries such as the UK, US, Canada, India, China, and Russia experience the winter solstice.
In India, the Winter Solstice 2022 will occur on 22nd December, 3:17 AM.