Okay, so it's the Winter Solstice on December 21 at 11:11 am so what ----- well that means the shortest day and longest night in the Northern Hemisphere ----- I know what you are thinking ----- Wow, great, short day, long night ----- here is the good part and then we turn the corner towards the longest day, you know we start gaining more daylight hours each day ----- and let's face it ------ that is something to celebrate!!!!!!
For more on the Winter Solstice check out these sites:
EarthSky | Science News | Great Photos | Sky Alerts
Everything you need to know: December solstice 2013
Earth closest to sun for the year on January 4, 2014
National Geographic has information on the Solstice and additional information on 5 sky events