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Winter Solstice 2017: When Is It & What Does it Mean?

The days have been getting shorter and the nights have been longer in the United States. This is because we're approaching the longest night of the year, the winter solstice 2017. The winter solstice date 2017 is December 21st. The official winter solstice 2017 will occur at 11:28 am Eastern Time.

In New York City, the sun will set on December 21st at 4:31pm and won't come up again until 7:15am the following day. Fairbanks, Alaska will only receive 3 hours and 21 minutes of sunlight during the winter solstice 2017. The good news is that the days will begin to lengthen again on December 22nd.

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