Mid-winter, or the (southern hemisphere) winter solstice is celebrated across Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic by all the nations & stations. It occurs when one of the earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the sun, making today 21 June the shortest day (or smallest amount of daylight, if any) in the southern hemisphere due to the sun being at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky. Mid-winter celebrations are also the oldest tradition in Antarctica and at this time most stations are in constant darkness. Let’s celebrate this day with all nations and teams in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands!


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