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Winter Solstice

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  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • Perigee makes the Old Moon look bigger

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Yes, that was a full moon last night. It was the first since the winter solstice, so that makes it the Moon After Yule, or the Old Moon. It would be nearly as full tonight, if you......
  • Sunrise, sunset, and the solstices

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Last week I told Dennis Ferguson that the sun’s “rise and set points slip south in winter, north in summer, creating our seasons.” I should have been more precise, and said they move south “with the...
  • Of groundhogs and pregnant ewes

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Punxsutawney Phil will be all over the TV this morning. But how many viewers know Groundhog Day’s origins as one of the year’s four “cross-quarter” days? This one falls halfway between the winter...
  • Tonight's full moon is the Hunger Moon

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The moon rises over Baltimore tonight at 5:19 p.m., and is officially full at 3:36 a.m. Friday. The second full moon since the winter solstice is the Wolf Moon or Hunger Moon, so-named for reasons chillingly obvious......
  • Crow Moon on the rise

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The moon is full tonight. It’s the third full moon since the winter solstice, making it the Lenten Moon, the Sap, Crow or Worm Moon. Take your pick; each one evokes something about the season we’re in.......
  • Mars' long northern winter begins tonight

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Just as spring gets rolling in Earth’s northern hemisphere, the northern half of Mars tonight marks the beginning of winter. The Martian winter solstice occurs at 11 p.m. EDT tonight. Joe Rao, writing in Guy Ottewell&...