The 2016 Winter Solstice

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The solstice is upon us, and for readers in the Northern Hemisphere, this means winter is coming. Astronomically, tonight ushers in the winter season as the Northern Hemisphere experiences the longest night and shortest day of the whole year.  The solstice occurs at the exact moment when the Northern Hemisphere …

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Upcoming Summer Solstice

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Summer is one of the most popular seasons, and for great reason.  Students have a vacation away from their studies, snow and cold weather stay a distant memory, and we can reemerge to the outdoors without having to wear layers of clothing.  Although the warmer weather starts early for many, …

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The Official Beginning of Winter

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The solstice is upon us, and for readers in the Northern Hemisphere, this means winter is coming. If only it felt like it. If you’re currently on the east coast of the United States, then you’re probably all too familiar with the Seattle-like weather pattern sweeping the north-eastern seaboard; that …

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