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Winter Solstice

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  • Winter solstice arrived ... looking forward to spring

     
    From The Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night," Steve Martin once said.The winter solstice arrived in Baltimore at 12:30 a.m. At 9 hours, 24 minutes and...
  • November's here, winter looms

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s always bittersweet to see November arrive. The last leaves drop this month, giving way to the bare branches that stand watch until March. Snow enters the subconscious as the average overnight lows drop to freezing...

    All Hallows' Eve meant the start of winter

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s Hallowe’en, the eve of another “cross-quarter day” – halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. For many of our ancestors, this evening marked the beginning of winter, the...

    Okay: NOW it's winter; solstice arrives at 12:47 p.m.

     
    It may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when...

    Hallowe'en recalls ancient Catholic, Celtic fests

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS: Today is Hallowe’en, more properly expressed as All Hallows’ Eve. It’s the evening before All Saints (or Hallows) Day, designated by the Roman Catholic pope in A.D. 835 to honor all the saints. Before that,...