• Winter 2014-2015
Let's see how the winter passes in the northern hemisphere, and learn some interesting facts about this time of year.
Astronomical winter on the planet lasts from the moment of the winter solstice until the spring equinox, ie in the northern hemisphere from December 22 to March 21 in the southern hemisphere, from 22 June until 21 September. At different times (on Earth) the astronomical moment of arrival at different times (within the specified day).
Brussels, 28 December 2014
The calendar consists of three winter months: in the Northern Hemisphere it is - December, January and February in the South - June, July and August. Binding to the beginning of the winter solstice is fixed in the traditions of Christmas and New Year and their pagan counterparts that in Russia called Christmastide.
Deer in the Dunham Massey - an old mansion, located in the vicinity of Manchester
Climatologists believe that winter begins when lowering the daily average temperature below zero Celsius. In Russia, this time varies depending on the region: the earliest onset of winter is celebrated at the end of September (Yakutia) at the latest - at the beginning of January (Krasnodar region). In the middle zone average daily temperature transition through zero typically occurs in mid to late November.
Heavy snow during a football match of English Premier League
According to the new rules of 1981-2010 in Moscow's coldest month is as February and not January, as previously. Although the darkest month - December, the Earth's atmosphere has the inertia, and in January, continuing the cooling.
On the Red Square in front of St. Basil's Cathedral, December 25, 2014
Some national signs. If winter warmth - the summer is cool. Winter is cold - hot summers. Winter snowy - rainy summer. Frosty winter - summer is hot. Winter without snow, summer without bread. Clouds go against the wind - will be snow. Strongly shining stars winter - frost. If the windows start to sweat when the double frames - to strengthen the frost. If the winter forest is noisy - expect a thaw.
Rose in winter Vienna
only in Moscow in December with a positive average monthly temperature was observed in 2006. Then it was +1.2 degrees Celsius.
New bathing in China, January 1, 2015
The Russian winter is coming from the northeast. In the Republic of Sakha and Chukotka in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on the Yamal Peninsula weather switches to winter mode at the end of September or early October. So, in Oymyakon on any day of September, the average temperature can be negative.
Snow on a fence in Germany
The highest winter temperature in Moscow is +9.6 degrees Celsius. She has been featured 6 December 2008. The lowest maximum calendar winter (one degree) was observed in the winter of 1940-1941, which is 8.6 degrees below. The coldest winter in Moscow with an average temperature of -16, 8 degrees was observed in 1892-1893, respectively.
The teachings of the military in the north-east China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 24, 2014
The coldest New Year in Moscow was in 1908 (-33.8 degrees) and in 1979 (-33 degrees).
Rosehip covered with frost, Germany
In the history of measuring snow cover 3 times went to Moscow to the New Year in 1972, 2006 and 2013.
Winter Cemetery in England
The difference in winter temperatures in Moscow is 51.8 degrees.
In the center of Sofia, December 29, 2014
The absolute minimum temperature in December in the Moscow region (-45 degrees) was observed during ultrapolyarnogo invasion from the Kara Sea at the end of December 1978.
Dunham Massey, an old mansion near Manchester
The lowest average temperatures in Russia (-57.1 ° C) was recorded in January 1892 in Verkhoyansk. The lowest rate of average temperatures in Russia (-54.1 degrees) marked in Oymyakon.
Dunham Massey, an old mansion near Manchester
In Oimyakon Climate Winter lasts about 8 months, from 13 September to 12 May, at the same time since the last day of the calendar summer, and in any day of September, the average temperature can be negative, while in some years bezzottepelny period can last from September 22 6 May. At the northernmost point of Russia - Cape Chelyuskin - Climate Winter lasts about 11, 5 months (except for the second half of July).
Winter 2014-2015 in Hanau, Germany
Flying skier jumping competitions in Oberstdorf, Germany
Walruses in Krasnoyarsk, December 28, 2014
A winter morning in the English Park
The cyclist from Slovenia
Preparations to the International festival of ice and snow in Harbin
Meanwhile, the winter 2014-2015 season continues, and the coldest days are still ahead.
Dawn in Coventry, England