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Maryland WeatherFROM 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......
Maryland WeatherFROM 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...
Maryland WeatherFROM 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...
Maryland WeatherIt 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......
Sun reporterMarylanders will have plenty of reasons to step outdoors during 2008 and find a dark spot where they can gaze into the night sky. The new year brings the first total eclipse of the moon, visible here from start to finish during evening hours, since...
Tags: Space Programs, Astronomy, Maryland, Halloween, Science
You say the economy's in the tank, your credit card's maxed out, and you can't afford a movie ticket, much less a Wii? Well, lift your head up high! Go ahead, look up! The new year holds in store all kinds of celestial entertainment for Maryland...
Tags: Maryland, Easter, Science, Gaming, Space Programs
Sun Theater CriticA glove leapt jauntily around a small stage; a pair of banana peels danced; a pile of crumpled newspaper became a barking, galumphing dog. These unlikely puppets sprang to life from the refuse in Black Cherry Puppet Theatre's clever and imaginative...
Tags: Artscape, Bill Pullman
Following the money John, Newport News: In response to your article on CNU giving main entrance a $1.2 million makeover. That road has just been built in the last few years. Where's the money coming from? You said reserve fund. I think that's taxpayer...
On the heels of complaints about a left-wing "war on Christmas," now there's fuming from the right about a supposed "war on Easter." Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" fame recently identified several "anti-Easter municipalities" in various states....
Special to Tribune NewspapersDeep in a snowless, gray winter, clamped in bitter cold, it's reasonable to ask: What groundhog would be fool enough to think that spring is less than six weeks away? Why are we even thinking about spring on the 2nd of February? Where did this Groundhog...
Tags: Groundhog Day, Germany, Weather Reports, Weather Radar
Orlando SentinelPalm tree? Check. Skyline? Check. Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away. Location, location, location. When I was planning my...
Tags: Arts, Apopka, Lake Eola, Photography
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