Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Countdown to Christmas - Winter Solstice

Today's countdown marks the WInter Solstice which occurred yesterday.

Solstice literally means 'Sun Stands Still', for a few days around the time of the winter solstice the sun appears to stand still in the sky in that its elevation at noon does not seem to change. The winter solstice date is normally considered to be the 21st of December in the northern hemisphere, however at the winter solstice the position of the sun remains the same for three days.”

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