Midwinter 2011 – wishing you a Merry Yuletide

It’s 05:30 am on Thursday the 22nd of December 2011 and at this moment we’re the farthest we get from our sun. This is the very zenith of the proverbial Bleak Midwinter. That’s why it’s so bloody dark and cold. Aeons ago our ancestors built – with their bare hands – cryptic monuments such as […]

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Winter Solstice and Total Lunar Eclipse

The 21st of December 2010 is not only midwinter (AKA DōngZhì, Yule, Şabe Cele/Yalda, Soyal, Şeva Zistanê and many other names) but it’s also the date of a total lunar eclipse. The fact that the eclipse occurs on the Solstice means that the Moon will be at the maximum northern position in its orbit. The […]

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