Santa Clarita is busy to experience the shortest day of the year Friday because of the winter solstice, which will then be followed by the last full moon and meteor shower in 2018.
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During the winter solstice, residents will be able to witness the sun in its most southern position on Friday at 2:23 while the earth is tilted away from the sun, according to officials.
Because of the earth's slope on its axis, every hemisphere experiences winter as it is tilted away from the sun and summer as it leans toward the sun.
Thus, while Santa Clarita can experience the dead in the winter in the northern hemisphere, it is the summer height of the southern hemisphere.
The four seasons are determined with reference to both winter and summer solstices and spring and autumn equinoxes, according to officials.
When the day comes night, residents during the evening sky will have the opportunity to see "Ursids meteor shower", which is expected to rise during the solstice on Friday 21
Unfortunately, the bright moon's bright light can make it difficult to see meteor showers and earn the nickname "The Bursed Urside" for this year's event from NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke.
In addition to experiencing the first shorter days, residents can expect to witness the last full moon of 2018 on December 22, otherwise called Cold Moon, according to NASA.
Although the moon will look full on the winter solstice night, the official time and day of the cold moon is 22 Dec at about 9:49, according to CNN.
Next time a Cold Moon is scheduled to appear
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