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Winter Solstice

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  • Outdoor Calendar

    CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $15 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail...
  • Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse

    Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse
    Science, like many things in life, can be more fun when you share it with others. With that in mind, JPL has launched a new Internet and text message campaign to help those viewing Monday night's lunar eclipse share the experience with the world....
  • Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year

    Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year
    The winter solstice is actually a moment in time, when the Earth's tilts farthest away from the sun on its axis. Each year, it happens on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2010, it occurs today, and it's the shortest day of the year, in...
  • The Dry Garden: New 'Tree Rings' book puts climate change in terms young readers can understand

     
    As the United Nations Climate Change Conference concludes in Copenhagen, what is a smart kid to make of the riots? That we’re all going to die -- Santa first? That in a few years down the road, discussion of climate is best had wearing a clown’s...
  • 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......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars & SAG send out ballots | Kennedy Center kudos lineup | Significance of 'Avatar'

     
    • Nomination ballots for the 82nd annual Oscars were mailed Monday to the 5,777 voting members of the academy. As per the news release: "Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 23. Ballots received after the...
  • Okay: NOW it's winter; solstice arrives at 12:47 p.m.

     
    It may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when......
  • Hallowe'en recalls ancient Catholic, Celtic fests

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS: Today is Hallowe’en, more properly expressed as All Hallows’ Eve. It’s the evening before All Saints (or Hallows) Day, designated by the Roman Catholic pope in A.D. 835 to honor all the saints. Before that,...
  • The Craft Beer Chronicles: Sipping seasonals at the Bruery

     
    On Sunday, I took the Metrolink to Orange County, riding my bicycle from Fullerton Station to the Bruery in nearby Placentia. There I found Patrick Rue -- the Bruery's founder, CEO and fellow Mater Dei High School alumnus -- waiting for me in the...