That is 5 hours and 32 minutes less daylight than Baltimore gets on the summer solstice, the "longest" day of the year. They experience their longest day and shortest night of the year. The 23.5-degree tilt of Earth's axis is responsible for the seasons.
What has the solstice meant to people through history?
The sun rises at about the same time in both places on Thursday - 7:16 a.m. and 7:17 a.m., respectively - but it sets almost an hour later in St. Augustine - 4:31 p.m. vs. 5:31 p.m.
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, December 25th, when we decorate our homes and communities with lights and stars to welcome the birth of the "true light of the world". Sunrise was at 8.03am GMT and sunset is at 3.53pm.
Noontime shadows on Thursday will be longest for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere because the sun doesn't rise as high in the sky.
The winter solstice, also known as Yule, Midwinter, marks the beginning of the astronomical winter, but it's not the coldest day of the year.
The prehistoric monument was built to align with the sun on this one morning every year, with the light hitting a special roofbox and illuminating the chamber.
Starting next year, developers will need to support more recent Android features, and in 2019 64-bit support will be mandatory. Edward Cunningham, Product Manager of Android, outlined three key changes that will come down the pipeline in 2018 and 2019.
Brussels has signalled a detailed trade deal is likely to take much longer, and that Britain's transition period must end by 2020. But they are still unclear on what Britain wants from the future relationship, including the shape of any trade deal.
Fifth Third Bancorp also said it will pay a one-time bonus of $1,000 to more than 13,500 of its 18,000 employees. US President Donald Trump referred to AT&T's move in a speech celebrating the cuts, which were a key priority.
Officers breathalysed party goers outside the house, all were between 17 and 20-years-old - which is underage by U.S. laws. They could face fines up to $315,000 (£235,000) each, though WJLA reported that a sentence that high would be unlikely.
It will be applied to other Apple devices in the future. "That doesn't engender trust", added developer and blogger Nick Heer . Apple has further delved into the issue of lithium-ion batteries on its website, which have a limited life span.
Penn State is looking to replace highly-productive middle linebacker Jason Cabinda, so there is an opening at the position. He'll play defense for the Lions, either at defensive end or linebacker, a spot where the Lions are looking thin for 2018.
The rules of bowl eligibility in college football are relatively straightforward, but sometimes six wins do not count as six wins. While the Seminoles will take on Southern Miss next Wednesday, Dec. 27, in Shreveport, they aren't really supposed to.
In what may be music to the ears of Facebook users, they can now add some of their favorite songs to videos they upload and share. UMG's announcement mentions that newer music-based products will be built out between the two companies.
Williams then tried to get fully across but the Barsons' light turned green and their auto slammed into Williams' SUV. She broke down in tears when asked about the crash and Jerome Barson's death at a tournament press conference.
Joe Manchin (D-WV) came out with a shocking statement, saying that Franken should not resign and should go through "due process". But on Wednesday, Franken's office finally announced a timeline for his resignation in the midst of the tax bill being passed. .
Salvation Army's Red Kettle Donations Are Down
Bells are still ringing at local malls and shops as Salvation Army volunteers struggle to get attention for their red kettles. The Salvation Army of Greenwood is projecting a $15,000 drop in donations to its Red Kettle Campaign this year.
Rolling Stone's Parent Company Sells Controlling Stake
However, a Singapore based company known as BandLab Technologies owns a 49% stake in the publication of the magazine. Now, a media firm named Penske Media owned by Jay Penske will be buying 51% stakes in this NY based publication.
Flu Season Is Upon Us
The Hill Country's off-again, on-again winter weather is the prime time to get influenza and be calling work to say you're sick. The importance of getting the flu shot is especially true for young people and those with chronic medical conditions, she said.
Virginia governor cites power of a single vote
Under state law, the State Board of Elections now has to break the tie in House District 94 through "determination by lot ". In the initial count, Simonds had been behind by 10 votes, and the recount found her ahead instead by one vote.
NY home sales near record high in November
At November's sales pace, it would take a record low 3.4 months to exhaust the current inventory, down from 3.9 months in October. November's pending sales was 9,945, up by 5.6 percent from a year ago when the figure was 9,417.
Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas lunch at palace
She tends to veer towards the sexy, with plunging necklines, sheer accents, and romantic, glittering embellishments. Here are three more things to know about the Israeli designer. "She's an incredible woman".
Jarryd Hayne hits back at rape accusations
He announced last month he would be released from his record $1.2 million contract to return to Parramatta for the 2018 season. The District Attorney's office reviewed the case and later rejected it based on insufficient evidence, the documents reveal.
Combat Jack Dead At 48-Years-Old
He later revealed that he was rushed to the hospital for "pretty severe surgery" and that he was going to take on chemotherapy. Ossé's " Combat Jack Show" podcast has been running for over seven years. "Internets, what's up? It's your man Combat Jack ".