The winter solstice is the solstice that occurs in winter. It is the time at which the Sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon.  In the Northern Hemisphere this is the Southern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs on December 21 to 22 each year.
The world hasn’t yet ended, but a new season has begun and we’re now spinning toward favor with the sun once again. Hope you’re having a good one. This is an open thread.