Solstice!

solsticephoto © 2008 Donna H. Chiarelli

 

We are wishing everyone a joyous solstice today! The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The sun appears at its lowest point in the sky, and its noontime elevation appears to be the same for several days before and after the solstice. Hence the origin of the word solstice, which comes from Latin solstitium, from sol, “sun” and -stitium, “a stoppage.” Following the winter solstice, the days begin to grow longer and the nights shorter. How wonderful! More light. Something to celebrate for sure.

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~ by dutchghetto on December 21, 2008.

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