Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winter Solstice Again

Okay so here's another one of those posts that found itself posted on this blog some time a while ago in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. And I know winter solstice is still a ways away, it's just that this blog seems to want something to blog about, I think. And this winter solstice post isn't even including that end of the world or change as we know it 12.21.2012 mayan calendar thing which could be a whole another blog post.

And Winter solstice is fast approaching on the morrow. I know because that Gregorian calendar and all of these winter solstice events that I am seeing advertised says so. And what does the solstice mean anyway as those sol letters seem as if they have something to do with the sun. And I heard someone say the other day that the days get one minute longer or shorter each day leading up to the winter or summer solstice or something. And I think December 21st could be the shortest day of the year I have heard. And it seems to be an astrological event also. And what does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have to say about this day, let's see... "A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun's apparent position in the sky to reach its northernmost or southernmost extreme. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction. The term solstice can also be used in a broader sense, as the date (day) when this occurs. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In some cultures they are considered to start or separate the seasons while in others they fall in the middle."

And there will most likely be many of those balls, parties, ceremonies, parades, festivals, observations and other events to be found in that city of New York and beyond on that winter solstice day.  Have a great winter celebration day.
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