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Happy solstice!

  1. Dec 21, 2009 #1
    I am surprised no one made at least one thread about this today.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2009 #2

    lisab

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    Re: Happy solsitce!

    Winter Solstice is sort of a mixed bag...on the one hand, the days start getting longer. On the other hand, we still have to slog through winter.

    Ah well, it's not so bad, now that I live in the Seattle area (not in Fairbanks anymore...whew!). I hope to get up to the ski lifts at least several times this year.

    Happy Solstice!
     
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  4. Dec 21, 2009 #3
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    Yes! Mid-way point in winter -- inch by inch we'll regain sun hours. A friend of mine told me that we'll have one more minute of daylight tomorrow than we did today. I can't wait!

    Happy Winter Solstice!
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 #4
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    Yes, so sad.

    I still think I should move to Oregon.


    Merry Solstice.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 #5
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    So sad, yes, because currently we have about 5.5 hours worth of daylight each day. (Although I have been in Yellowknife when the sun rose at 11:30 a.m. and set at 1:00 p.m. for a grand total of about an hour and a half of daylight per day. We won't even talk about what kind of cold they get up there. Suffice to say, it's really disorienting to when it's pitch dark out at 2:30 in the afternoon.)

    A mid-winter celebration because of the sun and moon makes all the sense in the world to me.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 #6

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    hmmm...is that what we call "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalda" [Broken] poems and eating stuff like fruits,watermelon,...:biggrin:

    Oh anyway happy Solstice!:smile:
     
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  8. Dec 22, 2009 #7

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    Happy and Merry Winter Solstice for those north of the equator, and a Happy and Merry Summer Solstice to those south of the equator.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 #8
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    Is anyone going to participate in Yule celebrations tonight? It's time to celebrate the rebirth of the Horned God.

    "Turn the wheel again, a new beginning, another end..."
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 #9
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    I believe this time last year it had been -20F for about 1.5 weeks, currently its only 27F, and the low has only been single digits. Oddly too it seems sunny then last year, the days were overcast if I recall.

    Scary Solstice!
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 #10

    Doc Al

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    Merry Solstice to all!



    (And Happy Birthday to Kimberli, wherever you are. :wink:)
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 #11
    Ya Hoo !

    More SUN ! I love more sun.


    Happy Solstice to all :)
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 #12

    BobG

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    I prefer to celebrate perigee.

    (January 3rd this winter for those curious).
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 #13
    merry christmas, happy hanukkah, happy/merry whatever else you so wish.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2009 #14

    Evo

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    Is it Yule Goat time?
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 #15
    Boo Christmas, Hurray Solstice.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2009 #16
    thank god! i can't stand this getting dark at 4pm business
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 #17

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    I LOVE the spring equinox, when the days are gaining sunlight rapidly. Winter solstice - not so much. We already have too much snow for my liking, and there's more to come tonight and tomorrow.

    My wife and I are perusing seed catalogs and planning what to plant in our mini-greenhouse this spring. Cabin fever "entertainment".
     
  19. Dec 23, 2009 #18

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    Swedish Christmas straw goat burns again
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091223/ap_on_fe_st/eu_sweden_christmas_goat [Broken]

     
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