Things can only get brighter after tomorrow: Five facts about the winter solstice

Winter solstice at Stonehenge
Winter solstice at Stonehenge
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The winter solstice takes place tomorrow (Wednesday December 21) - the shortest day in the northern hemisphere.

Things will quite literally start to get brighter after tomorrow with the days gradually getting longer as we head into a new year. Here are five facts about the winter solstice: