December solstice

UT date and time of
equinoxes and solstices on Earth[1][2]
eventequinoxsolsticeequinoxsolstice
monthMarchJuneSeptemberDecember
year
daytimedaytimedaytimedaytime
20142016:572110:512302:292123:03
20152022:452116:382308:212204:48
20162004:302022:342214:212110:44
20172010:282104:242220:022116:28
20182016:152110:072301:542122:23
20192021:582115:542307:502204:19
20202003:502021:442213:312110:02
20212009:372103:322219:212115:59
20222015:332109:142301:042121:48
20232021:242114:582306:502203:27
20242003:072020:512212:442109:20
Illumination of Earth by the Sun on the day of the December solstice

The December solstice, is the solstice that occurs each December – typically on Dec 21, and can vary ± 1 day according to the Gregorian calendar. In the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice is the winter solstice, whilst in the Southern Hemisphere it is the summer solstice. It is also known as the southern solstice.

Dates

Recent, past, and future dates and times, in Universal Time, of the December solstice are:[3]

Date time
2000-12-21 13:37
2001-12-21 19:21
2002-12-22 01:14
2003-12-22 07:04
2004-12-21 12:42
2005-12-21 18:35
2006-12-22 00:22
2007-12-22 06:08
2008-12-21 12:04
2009-12-21 17:47
2010-12-21 23:38
2011-12-22 05:30
2012-12-21 11:12
2013-12-21 17:11
2014-12-21 23:03
2015-12-22 04:48
2016-12-21 10:44
2017-12-21 16:28
2018-12-21 22:23
2019-12-22 04:19
2020-12-21 10:02