The sun rose this morning at 7:58 and will set this evening at 4:33.
Today in the United Kingdom, the sun rose at 8.04am and will set at 3.53pm.
In western Pennsylvania, we will have approximately nine hours and 17 minutes of sunlight.
This year's Winter Solstice will coincide with a Full Cold Moon - the full moon of December, according to Space.com. If you are not aware, Winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year.
What is the exact moment of the solstice?
At the Stonehenge in United Kingdom, people come together to capture the moment when the sun aligns with the rocks at sunrise and sunset. Although the interpretation of the event has varied across cultures, many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time.
What is the winter solstice?
Since the Earth is tilted on its axis, the arc the Sun moves through during the day will rise and fall across the year as the Earth's pole points either towards or away from the sun.
It won't feel too much like winter in parts of the Southern Interior. That's when the northern hemisphere is at its maximum tilt away from the sun.
For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, Dec. 21 marks the beginning of the longest night of the year - and, of course, the shortest day.
"It is fittingly associated with the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark", the Old Farmer's Almanac said.
At the spring equinox, the day and night hours are around the same length, each lasting around 12 hours. That's because it's winter solstice, a day on which most of the USA clocks fewer than 10 hours of daylight, reports the Washington Post.