We’ve passed the shortest day of the year commonly known as Winter Solstice. We are moving out of the “dark period” and on our way toward spring & summer, 2010.
Wikipedia defines Winter Solstice it as:
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 an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used as Midwinter or contrastingly the first day of winter to refer to the day on which it occurs. More evident to those in high latitudes, this is the shortest day, and longest night, and the sun‘s daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, and June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere.
One of my favorite groups defines it differently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Hryc5t2wQ
Anyone know who doesn’t belong in this early album cover of the Beach Boys?