The winter solstice of 2012 will be/was at 6:12am EST, December 21, 2012
December solstice 2012: 21 Dec 11:12 (UTC)
This is cool - Voices gets on the main google nwws feed in just 14 minutes for this "time of the winter solstice 2012" post. Trust me, it's cool.
http://earthsky.org/earth/gallery-the-winter-solstice-as-seen-from-stonehenge This is the 2005 winter solstice at stonehenge - cloudy there usually I gather. One of the oldest technologies, building in stone, and the remaining sign of jet engines in the sky overhead.