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Winter Solstice

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  • Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World

    Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
    Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
  • Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week

    Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week
    The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
  • Look for full moon Tuesday night

    Look for full moon Tuesday night
    March's full moon arrives Wednesday morning, the first to fall after the vernal equinox. It is the fourth full moon after the winter solstice, something that usually falls in April. This full moon is known by names including Grass Moon, Egg Moon,...
  • There's No War On Easter

    On the heels of complaints about a left-wing "war on Christmas," now there's fuming from the right about a supposed "war on Easter." Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" fame recently identified several "anti-Easter municipalities" in various states....
  • 2014 stargazing calendar: Catch three eclipses, new meteor shower

    2014 stargazing calendar: Catch three eclipses, new meteor shower
    Unique celestial events in 2014 include two full lunar eclipses visible from Maryland and a partial solar eclipse that will begin just before sunset one October afternoon. A new meteor shower could be a bonus. Here’s what stargazers have to look...
  • Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
    Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
  • After Wednesday, night hours surpass daylight in Baltimore

    After Wednesday, night hours surpass daylight in Baltimore
    Wednesday is the last day in Baltimore with more daylight hours than nighttime until spring. There will be about 12 hours, 1 minute of daylight, with sunrise at about 6:57 a.m. and sunset at 6:58 p.m. But the hours of daylight are shrinking by about 2...
  • The God Squad: No need to ban office Christmas display

    Q: We work in the health services office of a large university that has a very diverse student population. For fear of offending others, some administrators want to institute a policy that would forbid us from putting up Christmas decorations, including...
  • Santas split hairs over beard question

    Santas split hairs over beard question
    Every walk of life has its existential quandaries, and for Santa stand-ins, it is: To shave or not to shave. For a dozen Christmases, Steve Francois has answered the question with a hirsute "No." Even in the offseason, he sports a bushy, white beard...
  • Ka-chingle all the way: the 'war on Christmas' nonsense

    There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas." Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
  • In a word: halcyon

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: HALCYON It starts with a bird. The ancients thought...