In the southern hemisphere it's exactly the opposite story - the South Pole is pointing towards the Sun, making it summertime "down-under". Other names for this day include Yule, Midwinter and The Longest Night.
So what's going on with this full moon?
Again, for those of you who love precision, it will occur on Saturday, December 22, at 17:49 Universal Time (that's 12:49 p.m. ET), EarthSky says. Few things are as magical as the heavens full of shooting stars, and December gives us that gift in the form of the Ursid meteor shower. The December full moon is called the "cold moon". In the Northern Hemisphere happens the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere happens the June solstice. So it's not a once-in-a-lifetime event, but still, you don't see this too often.
When viewing a meteor shower, It's important to lie flat and look straight up - taking in as much of the sky as possible, according to NASA.
The website In the Sky has a great feature that helps you figure out where to watch and how many meteors you might see. At the peak there should be about 11 sporadic meteors per hour just before dawn.
The moon will still appear beautifully full enough on the solstice, even it's not as rare as if it were officially full.
He predicted it could extend into January, when Democrats will assume control of the House based on their midterm election gains. The National Park Service said that parks would remain open but wouldn't be staffed and most bathrooms would be closed.
The Giants did give a four year, $1.4M deal to Cuban-born Daniel Carbonell in 2014 after he successfully defected in late 2013. Any disputes between Major League Baseball and the Cuban federation will be resolved through neutral arbitration.
Sharif has said the charges against him are politically motivated and is expected to appeal against his latest conviction. There was not enough evidence to convict Nawaz in the Flagship reference, thus he has been acquitted, the decision read.
Google's Santa Tracker , which was first launched in 2004, keeps tabs on Santa's location the night before Christmas. NORAD said military personnel who run the Santa tracking service are supported by 1,500 volunteers each year.
Since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, states have been allowed to approve hemp projects for limited research and development. US hemp and CBD companies are expected to pursue listings on Nasdaq and other exchanges soon, according to Bloomberg .
Seattle has always been one of the most hard places for road teams to play, but the Chiefs feel like they can win anywhere. Dallas has lost by double digits three times , including last week's embarrassing shutout by the Colts.
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San Francisco added the second fumble recovery and has just seven takeaways on the year, on pace for its fewest in a season. Deon Bush will start at safety for Pro Bowl player Eddie Jackson against the 49ers.
Officials said the latest White House push for withdrawal was another key factor in Mr Mattis's decision to resign on Thursday. Ro Khanna that would effectively end USA military intervention on behalf of Saudi Arabia in the Yemeni civil war.
Crude hovers at multi-month lows with market in doldrums
West Texas Intermediate crude oil ended Friday's session down 29 cents at $45.59, the lowest closing price since January 2016. That is higher than the initially discussed 2.5 percent discussed earlier this month, according to Reuters.
Birmingham Airport flights grounded after 'air traffic fault'
A Birmingham Airport spokesman said: "We thank passengers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this has caused". The drones were first spotted at around 9pm on Wednesday , forcing the airport to close its runway over safety fears .
Power still out for thousands in Metro Vancouver
According to Environment Canada, a powerful low-pressure system is running along the BC Coast this morning. Coroners Service said there was no official cause of death yet, though confirmed it involved a fallen tree.
Australian Open introduces 10-point final-set tiebreaks
The French Open does not have a final set tiebreak, with matches continuing until a player secures a two-game lead in the decider. Tiley reckoned the longer tiebreakers will "lessen some of the serving dominance" that can be found in the seven-point ones.
Rockets' late rally falls short as Heat win third straight
Paul is averaging 15.6 points, 8.0 assists and 2.1 steals this season for the Rockets, who host San Antonio on Saturday. Rockets guard Eric Gordon accepted that Paul will be a big loss to the team, not least for his playmaking abilities.
Indianapolis Colts flexed to Sunday Night
First off, Pittsburgh has to rally the troops and get back up to play the Cincinnati Bengals in the final regular-season game. This comes after the Steelers' loss to New Orleans and the Ravens' win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday.