Today 21 June 2013 if you visit Google Search engines based in the Southern Hemisphere you will be greeted by the “First Day of Winter 2013” Google Doodle and presumably, we haven’t seen one for the “First Day of Summer 2013” Google doodles today, but if you visit Google Search Engines in the Northern Hemisphere you will be greeted with a “First Day of Summer 2013” doodle.
First Day of winter 2013
The first day of winter normally falls on the 21st of June every year and this year google chose to announce it with the knitting of a glove Google Doodle.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. It is caused by the axis of the Earth in the respective hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather, but when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Enjoy your “First Day of Winter 2013” from now on, it can only start getting warmer!