Winter Solstice

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    Dec 20, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    There are various concerts and events in my town to celebrate the winter solstice.....kind of ironic when we just got dumped with 11 inches of snow.

    Tonight, I'm going dancing at a club called Love, located near Washington Square Park in the West Village. Susan Moribito will be the DJ. Great music.

    The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. For most people in the high latitudes this is commonly known as the shortest day and the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The Winter Solstice is also the shortest day or lowest sun position for people in low latitudes located between the Tropic of Cancer (23°26'N) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23°26'S).
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    Dec 20, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    it's a great day.
    For me it rings the end of gloom . Now we're back on trackwuth sunbeams increasingly more direct.
    Of course, it'll take 2 months before i notice a difference. icon_sad.gif
  • camfer

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    Dec 21, 2009 7:26 AM GMT
    Happy Solstice everyone! Return of the light! Yay! (or the longest day for all you people down under)
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:24 AM GMT
    Solstices and equinoxes: the natural way to mark time.

    Three day death of the sun and rebirth of hope.... This is the "holiday" I celebrate.

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