either today or tomorrow…

Is the WINTER SOLSTICE!  (I have seen both dates referenced in terms of this year).  This day is the official beginning of winter and is also the longest night/shortest day.  So although here in Canada we are just starting to brace for the cold weather ahead, we can already start looking forward to a slow but ongoing increase in the length of time Mr. Sun graces us with his presence each day.

Interestingly since the solstice is technically when “when the axial tilt of a planet’s polar hemisphere is farthest away from the star that it orbits” (thanks Wikipedia), the solstice is actually a moment in time, although we tend to think of it as the full day.

So there you have it, learned something new today (maybe)!

snowy toronto


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