Winter solstice: Five facts about the shortest day

The winter solstice takes place today - the shortest day in the northern hemisphere.

People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. (Photo: PA)

Here are five facts about the winter solstice:

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People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. (Photo: PA)
People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. (Photo: PA)