Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday
DENVER -- There will be a winter trifecta the next few days with the winter solstice, a full moon and a meteor shower. The winter solstice -- when the Earth's titled axis is facing its farthest from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere -- happens at 3:23 p.m. Friday and marks the start of winter. Friday will also be the day with the least amount of daylight, at 9 hours, 21 minutes in Denver. Starting Saturday, daylight will gradually extend each day until the summer solstice in June.