Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter Solstice

So today (Dec 21, 2010) is the Winter Solstice, at least in the northern hemisphere. It's the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. Today is the shortest day of the year in regards to daylight hours for us northerner hemi's. After today we get more daylight! Wohoo...it's not a wonder this was celebrated back in the stone age. Not only that but it's also a full moon tonight. And to top it off there is a lunar eclipse happening at 6:38pm ET (3:38 PT). National Geographic's webpage has the info. This is a rare occurance indeed. I think it's kinda cool. And a different thing to think about in between all the hurriedness of the Christmas Season. Well it's off to sleep for me on the longest night of the year. Summer is on the horizon.