Here's how it looked in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2012 ...
December Solstice (Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere) happened today, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:44 am in Seattle. Today day is 7 hours, 34 minutes shorter than Summer Solstice in June. In most locations north of the Equator today is the shortest day of the year.
A great article on the Web, including some really neat maps (for North America) published by Vox.com, worth checking out if interested is 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year. The article includes the video of Winter Solstice in Fairbanks Alaska, in timelapse, we included above.
Hope you have a good shortest day of the year!