Southern Winter Solstice

Here (everywhere south of the equator) it is a day after the winter solstice, shortest day of the year. I was thinking of ways this could be shown in IF.

This is Rothera Research Station in Antarctica, EGAR. It is nearly on the subarctic circle. The subarctic circle is at just over 66 degrees south latitude. The photo was taken on the day of the solstice, June 21, at 12 noon.

On this day of the year at this latitude (on the circle), it’s the boundary line of where the sun shouldn’t rise all day. And because it’s 12noon you can see it mostly doesn’t.


Off to Nairobi for a Solstice experiment (screenshots only once per day…)