Monday, December 21, 2020

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the winter solstice.  Today, as it is still 2020, will certainly be the longest shortest day of the year.  Winter has begun.  I was hoping for a cold, snowy winter but there is little evidence for that at the moment.  Maybe in 2021.

Also, tonight there will be a conjunction on Jupiter and Saturn.  The two planets will line up forming what looks like a bright star.  It has been suggested that a similar conjunction was the "Star of Bethlehem" that guided the Three Wise Men.

Finally the conjunction will be joined by the small Ursid meteor shower.

Let the lengthening of the day ... BEGIN!!!

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