In Australia, winter officially begins on the first day of June, but elsewhere the change of season occurs on the solstice. Whichever way you want to mark the coming of winter, today is a beautiful day: currently a mild 16°C, clear skies, a slight nip in the air, warm in the sun. The sun rose at 7:00, solar noon occurs at 11:57 (when the sun will be a touch more than 152 million kilometres away), and then, less than ten hours of daylight later, the sun will set at 16:54—still the afternoon, really. Today’s solstice occurs at 20:51. And not surprisingly, there is a typeface called Solstice.

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