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Winter Solstice

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Top Winter Solstice Articles

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Morning chill coldest since June

    Temperatures dipped into the upper 50s both Sunday and Monday mornings at BWI Marshall Airport for the first time in more than two months. Is it beginning to feel like fall? BWI reached 59 for a second day in a row from 6-7 a.m. The last time that...
  • After Tuesday, daylight dips below 12 hours

    After Tuesday, daylight dips below 12 hours
    Sunshine is in the forecast again today. Enjoy it while it lasts. Tuesday is the last day of the year with more daylight than darkness -- by about 30 seconds. The sun rose at 6:57 a.m. and will set at about 6:58 p.m., for a total of about 12 hours and 30...
  • 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&...
  • 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,.......
  • 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,...