Winter Season 2021:- Google Doodle celebrates Winter solstice with hedgehog animation

 Google marks the beginning of winter season with an animated doodle featuring hedgehog on the snow. December 21 marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year in northern hemisphere which is known as Winter solstice.

Google Doodle featuring hedgehog walking on the snow
(Photo:-Google)

Google marks the beginning of winter season with an animated doodle featuring hedgehog on the snow. Winter solstice occurs on December 21 every year in the northern hemisphere of the globe. The sun travels the shortest path through the sky this day.

Winter 2021 in the northern hemisphere begins on December 21, 2021 and ends on March 20, 2022. Winter solstice is also known as hibernal solstice.

December 21 marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year in northern hemisphere while in southern hemisphere, it marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.

Countries like US, UK, India, China, Russia and Canada come under the northern hemisphere and these countries witness the winter solstice on December 21.

Google Doodle tweeted, “Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the beginning of winter to those north of the equator. Did you know? Today is the winter (or hibernal) solstice, a day when the path of the Sun is the farthest south it will be all year in Northern Hemisphere.”

Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates the beginning of winter to those north of the equator ❄️🌎#DidYouKnow? Today is the winter (or hibernal) solstice, a day when the path of the Sun is the farthest south it will be all year in the Northern Hemisphere ☀️

https://t.co/UOKJ12oc7K pic.twitter.com/5Xpa5b0Rpg

— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) December 21, 2021

Solstices come twice a year. Once in winter that is called the winter solstice and once in summer which is called the summer solstice. After winter solstice, the days get longer and the nights shorter in the northern hemisphere until summer solstice on June 21 and vice versa in the southern hemisphere.

Winter is the coldest season of the year which comes between autumn and spring season. According to Britannica, the word ‘winter’ derived from an old Germanic word ‘time of water’ and refers to the rain and snow of winter in middle and high altitudes.

December, January and February are the cold months of winter season in the northern hemisphere, and June, July and August in the southern hemisphere.

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