WINTER BEGINS

Winter Solstice is the “shortest” day of the year, light wise in the Western Hemisphere. It is also when the winter season begins. Solstices happen twice a year, first around June 21 and then again around December 21. On the June Solstice, the Sun is directly overhead in the Northern Hemisphere, while on the December Solstice, the Sun… Read More WINTER BEGINS

WINTER

Winter Solstice is here! Enjoy this season for some of the things it offers… most exciting is snow! Building snow people, skiiing, the contrast to summer, a reprieve from summer in warmer climates like Phoenix, more birds at the backyard feeders, or birds of prey soaring above you. Read about WINTER SOLSTICE

WINTER SOLSTICE

The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, which means “the Sun stands still”. Solstices happen twice a year, first around June 21 and then again around December 21. On the June Solstice, the Sun is directly overhead in the Northern Hemisphere, while on the December Solstice, the Sun shines directly overhead in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice… Read More WINTER SOLSTICE