Posts Tagged "winter solstice"

Winter Solstice: Coming Soon to a Horizon Near You

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 4 comments

Winter Solstice: Coming Soon to a Horizon Near You

What is a solstice? It’s the darkest part of winter. Yet paradoxically, it’s a time to celebrate warmth, and light, and life. A holiday for everyone, all welcome, no religion necessary. It’s just about the planet we all live on, tilting to and fro on its long journey around the sun. It’s when the days start getting longer. And the solstice is also a precise moment in time. This year, the solstice falls on December 21, at 11:19 p.m. Set your alarm. Why mark this moment? It’s the tipping point between light and darkness. Why 11:19 and not 11:18 or 11:20? Well, it’s the precise instant at which...

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Solstice: Tracking the Sun

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in environment, Unmowed Blog, winter | 1 comment

Solstice: Tracking the Sun

Photographer Bill Bailey explains: “It is a pinhole photo I made by putting a piece of photographic enlarging paper in a soft drink can with a pinhole.”

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Winter Solstice

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Winter Solstice

In 2016, the winter solstice falls on December 21, at 5:44 a.m. Set your alarm.

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