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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Rare Christmas Gift: A Full Moon

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  On December 25th, those who celebrate Christmas will receive the gift of a full moon.  The moon will officially peak at 6:11am. A full moon on Christmas is particularly rare, only occurring approximately once every 19 years.  However, a full moon on Christmas hasn’t happened in almost four decades, …

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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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