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22Dec/100

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the Winter Solstice! The sun will reach it's lowest point in the sky (for us in the northern hemisphere). You can read more details over at Bad Astronomy, or just enjoy Wikipedia:

The winter solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter to refer to the day on which it occurs. More evident to those in high latitudes, this occurs on the shortest day and longest night, when the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest.

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