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Winter Solstice

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Top Winter Solstice Articles

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  • 'Long Night's Moon' rises overnight Monday

    'Long Night's Moon' rises overnight Monday
    The Long Night’s Moon will be in the night sky early Tuesday morning, getting its name from its proximity to the winter solstice. But it may be hard to see through growing clouds from another snowy system. The moon reaches its fullest phase at 4:...
  • Winter solstice arrives around noon Saturday

    Winter solstice arrives around noon Saturday
    We think of the winter solstice as the "shortest" day of the year, but the solstice actually occurs at an instant, when the sun is the furthest south in the sky because of the Earth's tilted axis. This year, that happens Saturday at 17:11 Coordinated...
  • In ancient tradition, Iranians celebrate winter solstice

    The winter solstice may mark the longest night of the year, but for Iranians, it's also known as Shab-e Yalda, a celebration with ancient ties that commemorates the triumph of Mithra, the Sun God, over darkness. Feasting on fresh fruits from the...
  • Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds

    Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds
    Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers. Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities,...
  • Near-summer conditions warm Baltimore area

    Near-summer conditions warm Baltimore area
    People wore shorts and T-shirts all around Baltimore on Saturday as temperatures hit a record 70 degrees, with slightly higher temperatures expected Sunday. Both the Inner Harbor and BWI Marshall Airport recorded highs of 70 degrees, while Annapolis hit...
  • 'A' backlash

     
    The display of the large A in Daley Plaza by the atheist group the Freedom From Religion Foundation isn't getting raves on the left. Here's Mary Elizabeth Williams in Salon: Faced with insistent religious imagery in the public sphere, atheist......
  • Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures

    Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures
    As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard. Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you...
  • Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing

    Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing
    CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options. It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Nearly a million revelers crowded New York's Time Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor and communist Vietnam held a rare Western-style countdown to the new year as the world ushered in 2011....
  • This year, Redmoon's Winter Pageant is no parade

    This year, Redmoon's Winter Pageant is no parade
    According to my copy of Webster's Dictionary, the word "pageant" means "a spectacular exhibition" or a parade. And if you attach the word "winter," it would seem reasonable to expect some sort of seasonal celebration — something involving the...