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Winter Solstice

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Top Winter Solstice Articles

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  • Year's latest sunset arrives at 8:37 p.m.

    Year's latest sunset arrives at 8:37 p.m.
    The sun is already out several fewer seconds each day since last week's solstice, but the time of sunset has continued to shift later -- until Friday. Thursday's sunset, at 8:37 p.m., is just about the latest of the year. The sunset hovers around 8:37...
  • Find the right time and place for dynamic portraits

    Find the right time and place for dynamic portraits
    Palm tree? Check.  Skyline? Check.  Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away.  Location, location, location. When I was planning my...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: End of the world?

    In preparing for the end of the world, December 21, according to the Mayan calendar, I was torn between celebrating the Christmas season and relishing my last God-given days on Earth. What to do? If I only have hours left until the stroke of midnight, why...
  • Apocalypse when now? Doomsday enthusiasts are still holding out hope

    Apocalypse when now? Doomsday enthusiasts are still holding out hope
    Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
  • Winter chill arrives with solstice

    Winter chill arrives with solstice
    Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland. The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
  • 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....
  • Beer of the Month: Anderson Valley Brewing Winter Solstice

     Beer of the Month: Anderson Valley Brewing Winter Solstice
    Winter seasonal beers are traditionally a bit sweet, often with a spice note, for comfort in cold weather. Winter Solstice follows this pattern, but it seems specifically designed for one particular season: Turkey Day and the subsequent Turkey Leftover...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...