Today is the first day of winter, when acting winter solstice, an astronomical phenomenon in the day in which the minimum period from sunrise to sunset. Winter will last 89 days until the 20th of March 2017, when the spring starts. Start the coldest season of the year coincides with the lowest position of the sun relative to the celestial equator.
On the day of the onset of winter the sun is in the constellation of the shooter. On the day of the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere winter begins, and south of the equator year. At the same time, in the Arctic regions started the long polar night, a continuous day in Antarctica.
Winter can be a beautiful – snow and ice covering the ground in winter transform her appearance.