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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Dec 22, 2023

If the winter solstice is the longest night of the year, why does it mark the beginning of winter? Shouldn’t it rather mark the very middle of it? Why not have new years day be on the winter solstice? 

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