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Winter Solstice in southern hemisphere takes place on June 21. So what is it and why does it matter?

Emma Horn
By Emma Horn
June 20 2022 - 7:00am
Pagan rituals and freezing swims: What is the winter solstice all about?

On the shortest day of the year, when the sun dares to visit for only a few short hours, the bravest of the brave strip down to their swimmers and dive into the sub-zero waters of Antarctica.

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Emma Horn

Emma Horn

Group video editor

National videographer, filmmaker, and editor. Former features and weekender writer for The Daily Advertiser. Small, quiet, and a student of the Julie Bishop School Of Staring. Usually dressed in something colourful, always snacking on something homemade. Friend to most mothers and all dogs. Got stories? Get in touch. emma.horn@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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