Google Marks Winter Solstice with An Animated Doodle

By Vivek

    Today the Google has come up with a colorful doodle which marks the winter solstice. The doodle features pair of hands weaving a long woolen hand glove and forms Google letters. On June 22, 2011 Google had posted a floral 'first day of summer' animated doodle on its India home page created by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

    Google Marks Winter Solstice with An Animated Doodle

     

    The December 21 is the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the day the sun is to the farthest south. The winter solstice occurs on June 21 or 22 in the Southern Hemisphere when the sun is the farthest north. The solstice happens twice in a year, during summer and winter.

    Recommended: Lenovo Vibe X with 5.0-inch FHD, 13 MP, Android Phone Launched at Rs. 25,999: Top 10 Big Competitors

    On a solstice the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. During the summer solstice days are the longest and nights shortest and the opposite of this happens on the winter solstice.

    Recommended: MTS-Micromax Canvas Blaze MT500 with Dual-SIM, 5 Inch, 8 MP Camera, Smartphone: Top 5 Online Deals

    On a solstice the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. The solstice happens when the sun reaches a point where it will appear to shine farthest to the south of the equator, over the Tropic of Capricorn. The reason behind the occurrence of winter solstice is that the Earth does not spin upright, but on an axis 23.5 degrees from the vertical.

    Read More About: google doodle news
    Opinion Poll
    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more