declination

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Solar declination refers to the height of the sun in the midday sky, which is at its lowest, or most southerly, on the winter solstice.
This little tug-of-war between solar declination and the equation of time shifts daylight around a little, but the bottom line is still the same: The darkest day of the year is Dec.