TODAY IS THE WINTER SOLSTICE IN YELM
“The winter solstice occurs at the instant when the Sun’s position in the sky is at its greatest angular distance on the other side of the equatorial plane as the observer. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the event of the Winter solstice occurs sometime between December 20 and 23 each year in the Northern hemisphere, and between June 20 and 23 in the Southern Hemisphere, and the winter solstice occurs during either the shortest day or the longest night of the year (not to be confused with the darkest day or nights). Though the Winter Solstice lasts an instant, the term is also used to refer to the full 24-hour period,” quoting Wikipedia.
“Sat., Dec. 22, 2007, 1:08 A.M. EST (06:08 UT), marks the solsticethe beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” quoting InfoPlease.
The Olympian reports, “And tomorrow will be the shortest day of the year. The sun won’t rise until 7:55 a.m. and will set a scant eight and a half hours later, at 4:25 p.m., according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.
The winter solstice is today, ushering in a season that’s expected to be wetter than normal, with temperatures close to normal, said Ted Buehner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle…
It’s time to pack a car emergency kit: food, water, blankets, emergency supplies, flares, flashlights, extra batteries and a radio. And make sure your tires have plenty of tread.”
WINTER BEGINS AT 10:08PM TONIGHT HERE IN YELM!
THIS IS THE SEASON OF LONG NIGHTS AND LOTS OF DREAMS OF A FUTURE THIS SUMMER…ENJOY.