Pulchritude: Winter Solstice

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December 21st, 2014  marks the beginning of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.  The Earth is in close proximity to the sun, though the northern axis is tilting away from the sun.  The winter solstice is often followed by cold temperatures.  The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and longest night of the year.  The winter solstice is of high importance in many cultures across the globe.

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