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Winter Solstice

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  • The inspiration of dark evenings

    The inspiration of dark evenings
    How the days and months seem to have melted away — melted away from dawns to darkest evenings that arrive earlier each day. We are now approaching "the darkest evening of the year," as one of our favorite American poets, Robert Frost, mentioned at...
  • Sunsets to start getting later again after Friday

    Sunsets to start getting later again after Friday
    We are still about two weeks away from the shortest day of the year, but after Friday night, the early winter sunsets will start shifting later again. The difference between sunset times from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11 is a matter of seconds, all at about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012

     
    In Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala,  natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age....
  • Dec. 21: Griffith Observatory to mark 'NOT the end of the world'

     
    Not the end of the world: If a mysterious planet named Niburu were truly hurtling toward us, Griffith Park wouldn't be a bad place to watch it bash the Earth into smithereens. Alas, the world's end is not at hand. And the observatory is trying mightily to...
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
  • Santa Monica Nativity displays: Church groups ponder next steps

     
    A coalition of church groups that has erected Nativity scenes in Santa Monica for more than 50 years is pondering its next steps after a federal judge ruled the city has the right to bar seasonal public displays....
  • Dec. 21: It's (not) the end of the world as we know it, NASA says

     
    Even NASA has jokes about Friday. "Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know," the space agency said on its website, "however, it will be another winter solstice."...
  • Winter Begins Tonight

    Winter Begins Tonight
    The start of winter, the winter solstice, occurs tonight at 12:30 AM EST.  After this point, we begin to add minutes of daylight as we head towards spring.