The longest night of the year

vickylass By vickylass, 21st Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Today is the Winter Solstice in the Western Hemisphere. The Sun will be very high up and will be quiet.

The longest night of the year

Google reminds us about it with a cute doodle. Two boys are making a snow man and a lady carrying a basket full of groceries offers them a carrot to end their arty work.
It means that this will be the shortest day and the the longest night in the year within the Western Hemisphere, because it's the Winter Solstice, meaning that the Sun will be high up and won't move. After tomorrow, the days will become longer by few minutes each day.
Like the Summer Solstice with its bonfires and its joyous parties in the open, there're people that take this day to go near the sea before the sun sets.
Others will go to the mountains to ski and to delight with stunning wintry landscape.
Others will walk in urban landscape lit by countless Christmas lightening.
It'll be a day too to rest at home when darkness has already wrapped the city with a good book and a warm cup of tea in hand.
Happy Christmas to everyone, reading this and a better year 2015. WOW! Doesn't time seem to fly? Don't count the days for this or that, but make your days count, because tomorrow won't be December 21, but another different day to go out and about and to do whatever has to be done or one wishes to do.

(C} Copyright. Vicky Pino. december 21st., 2014.


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author avatar GV Rama Rao
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks for reminding us about this day.

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author avatar Ptrikha
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Indeed, it is a day to note and be remembered for just as the Equinoxes and the longest day of the year.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Dec 2014 (#)

I think you mean northern hemisphere not western It is a good day to get past.

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author avatar Retired
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Happy Christmas to you too. Yes, it's the shortest day today. I can't wait until the nights start getting lighter. I don't like these short nights as all. =(

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

You talk about Spain and I wish you a Feliz Navidad Vicky!

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