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

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

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:12 pm
Winter solstice at Stonehenge

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: