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Google doodle marks 2018 winter solstice

Google doodle marks 2018 winter solstice

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2018, 04:17 am

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): Popular search engine Google on Friday decorated its homepage with a snowy doodle to mark the  2018 winter solstice, the shortest day of the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun.  

As per Google doodle website: "Today we celebrate the first day of winter and the longest night of the year for the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the Winter Solstice. As our earth circles the sun, the North Pole angles farthest away from the sun today on December 21."

"Today you can find the sun at its lowest position throughout the Northern Hemisphere sky. People around the world have celebrated this astronomical milestone for centuries," it said.

Google often decorates its homepage with a beautiful doodle to mark special events, days and birthdays of important personalities.