On Wednesday, December 21, we will have the 2016 winter solstice. While most people consider the whole day to be the winter solstice, it is actually only a precise moment in time when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere and want to properly celebrate the phenomenon, have a glass of champagne ready at 5:44 a.m. EST.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. After Wednesday, the days will gradually become longer and the nights will become shorter, which is very welcome news to this blogger. There is nothing more depressing than when it’s pitch black outside at 5:00 p.m. It’s like an Adele song came to life and punched you in the face with a fistful of frigid winds. F*ck that noise.
Because in this day and age it’s mandatory to have memes and jokes for every major event, take a look at some of the best ones the internet has to offer for the 2016 winter solstice. Winter is coming for real.