It's our winter solstice in December. The Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun. As the Earth turns toward the sunlight, watch the place where you live. Imagine the longitude line that runs through your town, straight up and down from the North Pole to the South Pole. Does it look like sunrise occurs at the same time or different times along that longitude? Now let's look at our summer solstice.

December: 24 hours on the Winter Solstice
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From: The Earth and Moon Viewer