Happy Winter Solstice

  • metta

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    Dec 22, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    Happy Winter Solstice


    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/happy-winter-solstice-get-scientific-reasons-earths-seasons-n272761
  • metta

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    Dec 22, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
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    Dec 22, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    Shortest day of the year. Hardly worth getting out of bed.
    Except to move to somebody else's bedicon_wink.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    Fortunately in South Florida we see the seasonal daylight change the least, being closest to the equator. On the other hand, when I lived in North Dakota near the Canada border we saw it a lot, one of the shortest days today among the Lower 48 States. And my years in Seattle weren't much better.

    But worst for me was Berlin, Germany, with dramatic annual changes. And the Scandinavian countries are even more extreme, I really wonder how they get through their dark winters.
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    Dec 22, 2014 4:57 AM GMT
    and starting tomorrow the days get longer. thats my favourite part icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 12:26 PM GMT
    Summer Solstice here and now days get shorter icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    One of the days truly worth celebrating. We made it past the shortest day of the year - it only gets better from here. icon_exclaim.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    It was summer solstice and longest day of the year for me.
  • JClash

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    Dec 23, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    As a pagan, thank you!

    My group and I have a tradition where we stay up all night on Winter Solstice to watch the sunrise. It's not as esoteric as it sounds; it's more like an endurance test with various movies, games, discussions, and what-have-you to pass the time.

    Have a great winter everyone!

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    Dec 23, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    I'll sacrifice a goat.
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    Dec 23, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    I bet there are guys on this site who have no clue on what winter solstice is....kind of like the guy who started a thread using the word "preemptive" in what guys need to do in order to build a better body.
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    Dec 23, 2014 12:54 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI bet there are guys on this site who have no clue on what winter solstice is...

    maybe true but wiki ( winter solstice ) and your an expert.
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    Dec 23, 2014 2:23 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    Erik101 saidI bet there are guys on this site who have no clue on what winter solstice is...

    maybe true but wiki ( winter solstice ) and your an expert.

    An expert in what? Surely not in grammar.

    And before anyone pulls out their "Grammar Nazi" guns, this is exactly the point. How knowledgable are we required to be when we post online? Don't know about the solstice? Well, I don't know about chemistry, or medicine & law enough to practice them, and a long list of other things.

    And in this specific case of "your" and "you're", which I myself noted, I often make similar homonymic typing errors. Because I touch-type very quickly, dictating to myself as I write, and my fingers (or that part of my brain the directs them) hears the phonetic sound, not the meaning.

    I remember a Sherlock Holmes short story by A. Conan Doyle, in which Dr. Watson is shocked that Holmes is unaware whether the Earth revolves around the Sun, or vice versa.

    "And now that I have heard that," (in a loose quote from memory) "I will promptly try to forget it," replied Holmes. Point was, Holmes only retained the information that was important to his detective work, and he avoided & discarded all the rest as excess mental baggage. An interesting approach to life.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 23, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    It might mean the start of winter, but for me, it means that the days start getting longer again.... and I consider that a blessing for sure!

    June 22 can't come fast enough!

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  • HottJoe

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    Dec 23, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
    This thread is offensive to people in the southern hemisphere.icon_mad.gif
  • WorkItOut

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    Dec 24, 2014 2:07 AM GMT
    Haha, HottJoe. Funny. Hey I'd trade yah!
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    Dec 24, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    This is the dayto stay in bed and screw your brains out icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 24, 2014 8:20 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidThis thread is offensive to people in the southern hemisphere.icon_mad.gif


    Thanks for looking out for us southerners HottJoe icon_smile.gif