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Winter Solstice

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  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • The Dry Garden: Scout for the best roses, then let beauties prove just how tough they can be

     
    This may not be the time to plant a rose, but as a long rose season concludes its spring flush, it is an ideal moment to study the varieties around town, then consider which ones you like and what they......
  • Solstice marks the start of winter south of equator

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:We often forget about our cousins in the southern hemisphere. There’s more ocean down there, after all, so less land and fewer people. And their seasons are, well, all wrong. For them, today marks the winter solstice,.......
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast for December 22, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Chris Carmack was born in Washington, D.C., on this day in 1980. This birthday guy is probably best recognized for his portrayal of Luke Ward on "The O.C." from 2003-04. He's since guest-starred on episodes of "Drop Dead Diva," "NCIS"...
  • Seasonal ales spice up the holidays

    Seasonal ales spice up the holidays
    Believe it or not, there are some thirsty souls in this world who take in the strings of colored lights, the dangling snowflakes and overdressed fir trees and do not think of Christmas morning. They hear the strains of "Good King Wenceslas" or "The...
  • At the Los Feliz farmers market: Asian vegetables, strawberries, mushrooms

    At the Los Feliz farmers market: Asian vegetables, strawberries, mushrooms
    The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...
  • Being good without God

    Being good without God
    Ken Loukinen, in brief Other job experience: Firefighter and paramedic. Other community posts: South Florida regional director for American Atheists. Education: Diploma from Medical Arts Training Center, Miramar; certification from Broward Fire...