Winter Solstice from Corinth, Greece

February 01, 2008


Provided by: Chris Kotsiopoulos, Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association
Summary Author and Editor: Chris Kotsiopoulos 

The solstice that occurs on or about December 22 (UT) each year marks the beginning of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere. During this particular day, the Sun appears to make its lowest arc across the sky. The above photograph shows the Sun's track from Corinth, Greece, on the solstice of December 22, 2007. In the background on this crystal clear day stands the venerable temple of Apollo, nearly 2,500 years old.