Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Solstice

Caption: Newgrange, a prehistoric passage tomb in Ireland. Each winter solstice, a narrow beam of light illuminates a particular passageway for a short time.

Image credit: Shira/Wikimedia

Today is the 2009 Winter solstice. From now until the Summer solstice, the days will be getting longer. If you live in a place like the Pacific Northwest, that's welcome news, because the days are about eight hours long this time of year.

Wherever you are, have a good one.


One Fly said...

This should be a happy day for me and it is cept it's hard to be overjoyed because there are still two and a half months left of hard core winter.

Cujo359 said...

Seasons work somewhat differently out here. Practically speaking, winter starts in late November or early December, and goes through mid-February. We're almost halfway through.