History of the Solstice

 250 AD Miscellaneous notes and queries

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250 AD – In the year i,250 AD, the perigee coincided with the winter solstice ; the spring quarter was therefore equal to the summer quarter, and the autumn quarter to the winter, the former quarters being the longest.
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 273 AD Magical Plants

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273 AD – Yule, the Sabbat of the Winter Solstice, has been considered a time of divine births since the 4th century BC. Since then, witches have adorned their homes and their magic circles with all the trappings that Christians later adopted in 273 AD, the year of the first official observation of the birth of Jesus Christ at the time of the Winter Solstice. Yule plants include holly, ivy, mistletoe, bay, juniper, pine, nutmeg, and, of course, a decorated tree.
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 274 AD The Awakening of Global Consciousness

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Dec 25, 274 AD – pagan devotees of Mithra celebrated the Dies Natalis Solic Invite (birthday of the invisible sun). On December 25th, 274 AD, Aurelian had proclaimed the sun god principal patron of the empire and dedicated a temple to him in the Campus Martius. Christmas originated at a time when the cult of the sun was piratically strong at Rome. This theory finds support in some of the church fathers comparing the birthday of CHRIST and the winter solstice.
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 285 AD Antiquity of the vedic calendar

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285 AD – We have already noted that the year beginning was shifted from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox during the siddhantic period. However, the older memory about the importance of the winter solstice is preserved in the festival of Makarasankrãnti, which coincided with the winter solstice in 285 AD. But its astronomical significance is now lost, because it occurs about 24 days after the winter solstice at the present time. Similarly the year is now started about 24 days
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 340 AD Is Christmas Christian?

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340 AD – In the south of Europe, in Egypt and Persia the sun-gods were worshipped with elaborate ceremonies at the season of the winter solstice, as a fitting time to pay tribute to the god of plenty, while in Rome the Saturnalia reigned for a week…The exact day and year of Christ’s birth have never been satisfactorily settled, but when the fathers of the church in AD 340 chose the day of the winter solstice which was firmly fixed in the minds of the people and which was their most
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 354 AD The Christmas Tree – A Love Story (short story) by Bettye Johnson on …

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354 AD – Christmas means many things for people. Most have no idea of the origin of Christmas or the tree. In 354 AD, a Catholic bishop chose to celebrate the birth of Jesus in order to turn the pagan Romans away from celebrating the “Birth of the Unconquered Sun,” which was considered a pagan celebration for the winter solstice. The winter solstice has had great meaning throughout the world. The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and some consider it the rebirth of
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 374 AD What is universe and what is cosmology

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374 AD – However, in Rome this day was chosen by emperor Aurelian in AD 374 as the birthday of the unconquered sun, which at the Winter Solstice would begin to show an increase of light.
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 440 AD Hawaii State Holidays

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440 AD – A meeting of the Christian bishops in 440 AD decided to celebrate the feast of the Nativity each year at the time of the Winter Solstice, the most important pagan festival. This was believed done to counteract this non-Christian festivals. Most of the customs of the Winter Solstice celebration were however carried over into the Christian celebration – the bonfines, the candles, the burning of large logs, and the use of holly, mistletoe, and other evergreens for decoration.
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 500 AD ArchaeoBlog: Recent Discourse, Spring 2006

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500 AD – The refinement was accomplished by Zu Chongzhi circa 500 AD, by taking measure of gnomon shadows over a period of 24 days around the winter solstice. The astronomers realized that the moment of solstice did not coincide with the moment of solar zenith (meridian transit), so the shadow was not “correct” in length when longest each year. They then ‘constructed’ the ‘arc’ from the measure of shadows, a form of calculated extrema.
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 730 AD Observing the Longest Night .

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730 AD – In 730 CE, the historian Bede described ,the Anglican winter solstice celebration of The Night of Mothers or Mothers’ Night. After .the reemergence of Christmas in Britain, was recognized as one of the 12 Days of Christmas. From . about 500-1000 CE, Germans decorated their homes during the winter sol stice with fir and evergreens to welcome- Helga, or Bertha, their goddess of light, domesticity and the home. They baked slippers, which were yeast cakes shaped like
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 787 AD Science in Ancient India

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Jun 6, 787 AD – Possibly this is to call attention to the fact that the important hotun date is only a few days off the winter solstice.’ Curiously the fourth date (the important hotun date) June 6, AD 787 is only 12 days previous to the Summer solstice. Hence the indication in the glyph for the observation of the sun relates to a coming phenomenon, with Thompson’s epoch winter solstice occurred 7 days before the date deduced by him (25th December, Jul. AD 775).
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 1000 AD Asteroids to quasars

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1000 AD – Figure 9. – A computer rendition of winter solstice sunrise over Pua Katiki as seen from the “sun stones” in AD 1000.
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Dec 21, 1010 AD – Part 2 of 2 « Intuitive Meaning intuitivemeaning.com Yesterday we talked about the Winter Solstice on December 21, 1010, and the Lunar Eclipse. This infusion of darkness into the darkness does appear to be quite symbolic.
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 1066 AD Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: pt. 1. History of Gujarát

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Dec 1066 AD – At the tune of the winter solstice, in December, AD 1066, of the Parabhava samvatsara, 15aka-Sarhvat 988 (expired)2 the T6yimadeva was ruling the Banavasi twelve-thousand and the Panumgal five-hundred, as a feudatory of Some^vara I. The record tells us that his mother was tho Western Chalukya princess AkkadeVibut it does not mention his father s name.
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 1091 AD Transactions of the American Ethnological Society

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1091 AD – We may see tl: connection, between the supersitious belief of the thr< destruction of the world, and the winter solstice, tl when the sun had receded farthest from them; and i be apprehended that he would not again return toward It may be observed that, if any reliance can be placec Atzec era of the year 1091, the difference of thre during a period of 416 years, between the true solar that of the year of 365 days and a quarter, would hav the day of the winter solstice to
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 1200 ANTHROPOLOGY ANSWERABLE

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1200 – As he waited [for the sunrise of the winter solstice] he sang quietly, etc.” I have hiked to Condor Cave and photographed the images painted on the cave wall. I can’t say if the painter sang quietly on the morning of the winter solstice in the year AD 1200, or even if the cave was visited by a painter that particular winter. The archaeologist quotes the expert on Chumash rock art, Campbell Grant, who was himself a gifted painter: “The creators took satisfaction in a job
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 1234 On the connexion of the physical sciences

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1234 – So that the time of the sun’s passage through the arc^PA is greater than the time he takes to go through the arc The major axis AP coincided with the line of the equinoxes, 4000 years before the Christian era; at that time P was in the point In C468 of the Christian era, the perigee P will coincide with . In 1234 AD the major axis was perpendicular to and then P was in the winter solstice.
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 1245 The connection of the physical sciences

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1245 – In the year 1245 of our era, and 19822 years before it, the perigee coincided with the winter solstice ; at both these periods the earth was nearer the sun during the summer, and farther from him in the winter, than in any other position of the apsidesthe extremes of temperature must therefore have been greater than at presentbut as the terrestrial orbit was probably more elliptical at the distant epoch, the heat of the summers must have been very great, though possibly
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 1246 Stewart Dickson — A Cam for the Clock

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1246 – In the year 1246, when the Earth-Sun Perigee coincided with the Winter Solstice, the curve was exactly symmetrical about the Winter Solstice. This will not happen again until approximately the Gregorian year 27246. Cylindrical Mathematica EOT Plot.
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 1248 all the year round

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1248 – Now, in the year 1248, the first day of winter, or the winter solstice—we are speaking of our hemisphere—occurred when the earth was passing the perihelion; and the first day of summer, or the summer solstice, when the earth was passing the aphelion. To complete our figure, let us draw through the centre of the sun a straight line perpendicular to the major axis of the ellipse. This line will cut the oval orbit of the earth at two points, one above and the other below the major
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 1250 A treatise on astronomy, theoretical and practical

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1250 – In the year 1250, when the perigee coincided with the winter solstice (see p. 486,) the equation of time was nothing on the shortest day. Immediately after the passage of the perigee, S’, the true Sun, moving with its greatest angular velocity (see p. 469.) precedes S”; therefore, since up to the vernal equinox S” precedes S'”, the order is.
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 1267 A handbook of descriptive astronomy

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1267 – In the year 1267 AD the perigee coincided with the winter solstice; the spring quarter was therefore equal to the summer one, and the autumn quarter to the winter one, the former being the longest. In the year 6493 perigee will have completed half a revolution, and will then coincide with the vernal equinoxsummer will then be equal to autumn, and winter to springthe former seasons, however, being the longest.
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 1296 Time and the crystal

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Dec 1296 – The date of the petrose can be plausibly determined. The first poem of the series, son venuto al punto de la rota,” opens with an astronomical description that is sufficiently detailed to be dated: it describes the configuration of planets in December 1296, near the winter solstice. Though possible, it is unlikely that the reference was invented retrospectively, and therefore the generally accepted view, which we also adopt, is that the poems date from the winter of 1296-97.7.
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 1378 Astronomical Trifecta: Lunar Eclipse and More December 21st 2010 At …

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1378 – NASA says the last lunar eclipse on the winter solstice was in 1378. Tonight, from December 20 -21, the Ursids meteor shower, a total lunar eclipse and the winter solstice are on the same day. According to NASA’s Eclipse site, the complete eclipse will be visible for both North and South America, and northern Scandinavia. It will not be visible from the south and east of Africa, the Middle East and south Asia, because it occurs after they experience moon set.
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1487 – The arch answering to this chord, gives the sun’s distance from the zenith 56′ 3O’;, and consequently the meridian altitude, its complement to a quadrant, 64° 3′ Again the same year 1487, the chord of the meridian distance of the sun from the zenith, on the day of the winter solstice, was found 118790, confirmed likewise by many subsequent observations; the arch answering to this chord is 72 ° 52′ and its complement 17° 7′ the meridian height of the sun in the winter
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 1531 Virgin of Guadalupe@Everything2.com

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Dec 12, 1531 – In the image, Mary appears pregnant, standing on bull horns which are being held by an angel. She wears a blue shawl covered in stars. According to legend, the stars in the shawl show the stars that were in the sky on December 12, 1531, the winter solstice. (There is a great diagram of this at http://spin.com.mx/~ msalazar/7-e.html) Also, ultra-high resolution photograhs of the virgin’s eyes show the reflected image of an Indian man (another miracle!).
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 1554 Lunar Eclipse Coincides With Winter Solstice – Total Lunar Eclipse – …

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1554 – The lunar eclipse and winter solstice coincide for the first time in 456 years this Tuesday.. Unlike the solar eclipse seen in June, lunar eclipses can be viewed anywhere on the night side of the Earth, and are safe to see with the naked eye.. The last time a lunar eclipse and the winter solstice happened at the same time was in AD 1554, according to NASA.. This year’s winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that has not been seen in 456 years..
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Great 1554 Eclipse Returns

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Dec 1554 – In December of 1554, a total lunar eclipse occurred on the longest and darkest of nights at the Winter Solstice in a rare celestial event.
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Dec 22, 1554 – The Winter Solstice – The Moral Liberal The Moral LiberalThe Winter SolsticeThe Moral LiberalOn December 22, 1554 AD, someone took note of a celestial phenomenon during which a full lunar eclipse occurred. It will occur again on Tuesday, the day that marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.
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Dec 22, 1554 – On December 22, 1554 AD, someone took note of a celestial phenomenon during which a full lunar eclipse occurred. It will occur again on Tuesday, the day that marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.
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 1582 A Wiccan Formulary and Herbal

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1582 – The Gregorian calendar was instituted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. It does not start when the solar year starts (at the Winter Solstice), and it does not have months that are the length of the lunar cycles. Instead, the extra days were worked into some of the months, the actual cycles of the moon were ignored, and the year was started about a week after Winter Solstice. Why a week after the Winter Solstice?
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 1620 The orations on Bunker Hill monument : the character of Washington and …

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1620 – The sun’s return to his winter’s solstice, in 1620, is the epoch from whfch he dates his first acquaintance with the small people, now one of the happiest, and destined to be one of the greatest, that his rays fall upon; and his annual visitation, from that day to this, to our frozen region, has enabled him to see that progress, progress, was the characteristic of that small people. He has seen them, from a.
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 1632 Luxe: Winter Solstice? I Think So!

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1632 – I JUST figured out that tonight at 1:33 AM tonight, there will be an extremely rare lunar/solstice eclipse. Apparently, the last time the Earth’s shadow eclipsed the moon during the winter solstice was in 1632 and it won’t be back again until the year 2094!!! Basically what this is, is when you have the Earth blocking the direct sunlight, but all around the outside edge of Earth is almost like a lense that will bend the sunlight forward onto the moon. In this occurance
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 1634 MarkMatter: December 2010

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1634 – Solstice Lunar Eclipse – NASA Science: “- Sent using Google Toolbar”IN 1634 THERE WAS A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE IN THE NORTH ON THE NITE OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE.
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 1636 Moon Eclipse Today Timeline

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1636 – The last time the Moon went into total eclipse on the Winter Solstice was the year 1636. It won’t happen again for another 372 years, according to … What to expect from the lunar eclipse?CBS 21 Lunar eclipse seen from Griffith ObservatoryDaily Press Happy Winter Solstice and Full Lunar Eclipse!Baristanet Los Angeles Times -Patch -Nevada Appeal all 26 news articles
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 1638 Lunar eclipse, winter solstice to coincide

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1638 – Scientists said the last time a full lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice was in AD 1638. NASA forecasts that at 1:33 am ET on Tuesday, “Earth’s shadow will appear as a dark red bite at the edge of the lunar disk.” After roughly an hour, that “bite” will eventually grow to cover the whole moon. That stage, known as “totality,” will probably start at 2:41 am ET and last 72 minutes. As for the best time to witness the cosmic event, NASA suggests being
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Look, up in the sky; it’s a rare lunar eclipse

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Dec 21, 1638 – The eclipse was extra special because it happened on the winter solstice. The last time both happened on the same day was on Dec. 21, 1638, according to the Geoff Chester with the US Naval Observatory. The solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the official start of the winter season. The next time both will occur on the same day is Dec. 21, 2094. The next lunar eclipse will be in June but will not be visible in the Northern Hemisphere
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 1648 Toddlers, Tech, and Stilettos | DoktaDivah.com – Part 2

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1648 – The last time a lunar eclipse occurred on the same night of the winter solstice was in 1648. The next time will be in 2094. Today is my birthday, so I feel like I got my own special show. Never mind that it was cloudy and I barely got a glimpse of it. That glimpse was AWESOME!! My celestial birthday present, a total lunar eclipse.
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 1687 A handbook of descriptive astronomy

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Dec 4, 1687 – The two extremities of the Zodiacal Light may be seen on the same night about the time of the solstices, particularly the Winter solstice, when the ecliptic makes, night and morning, nearly equal angles with the horizon, and these are sufficiently great to allow a considerable portion of the points of the light to appear above the line of the twilight. It is thus that it was observed by Cassini on Dec. 4, 1687, at 6h 30TM pm and 4b 40TM am the following morning0.”
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 1703 Steven B. Lienhard Astrology | When you make something timeless… that …

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Dec 22, 1703 – In fact, the last time there was a total lunar eclipse on the day of the winter solstice was Dec 22, 1703… over 300 years ago! What does such an event mean? To answer that question, we must first consider what the winter solstice and lunar eclipse mean individually. At the winter solstice, we are at a moment in time when the Sun as at its minimum in the Northern hemisphere. It is a moment of transition when the days have become as short as they will be, and from this point
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 1740 The poetical works of Mark Akenside

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Dec 11, 1740 – For the Wintersolstice, December 11, 1740. As. originally written …. 147 „ III. To a Friend, Unsuccessful in Love . . 149.
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 1744 Memoir of the life and medical opinions of John Armstrong …

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1744 – This is seen in the Tertians of which came in with the unusual heats of May, and disappeared in November; while in they began at the end of June, and lasted to the winter solstice. In the Dysentery came on early in June, and was checked by the cold of September; while in 1744 it began in September, and ended with the close of the year.
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 1795 Modern astronomy

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1795 – Moreover, he found the observations of the summer solstices gave the same result as those of the winter, and, in this respect, his observations were free from the noted error, which existed for many years in those of his successor, Dr Maskelyne, who found, about the year 1795, the summer solstice gave for the obliquity 4 or 5 seconds more than the winter solstice, and a similar difference having been observed about that time by Piazzi, the question was started and much discussed
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 1801 Heart & Hearth

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1801 – ‘observe’ the Thirteen Nights. Journals indicate that in 1801, the family was ready to make the keeping of the Thirteen Nights into a kind of poetic, aesthetic pilgrimage to, through, and beyond the Winter Solstice event.
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1814 – He now understood that his physical life was a gift of the Kami of the Sun ( displacing his parents as the ultimate source and sanction of life). He continued improving until the third occasion of worship, at the winter solstice in 1814, which was also his birthday. As he gazed at the sun’s disk at its appearing on the horizon, and while venerating Amaterasu, he experienced the sun /Amaterasu rushing toward him and into his open mouth as he drew in the morning air.
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 1866 The Gossips of Rivertown: December 2010

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1866 – The Winter Solstice this year coincides with a full moon–something that only happens every three decades or so. Besides that, the Moon tonight reaches perigee–its closest point to the Earth. The last time these three phenomena– the Winter Solstice, a full moon, and perigee–happened at the same time was in 1866.
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 1878 The Popular science monthly

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1878 – In 1878 the pain decreased 200 hours, while an equally remarkable fall was shown in the barometric curve. The law of relationship of low pressure and high temperature to the amount of pain and the number of attacks of pain and the number of storms becomes more apparent in considering the quarterly and monthly distribution of pain and storm. “The winter months hold the advantage as pain- producers,” while in quarterly amounts the first quarter, beginning with the winter solstice
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 1894 Witchcraft in the Southwest

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1894 – The man selected to fill his post was far inferior in intelligence and miscalculated the winter solstice in 1894, thus throwing all the succeeding rituals off time. Although a sun priest was considered infallible in the performance of his duties, the village chiefs decided the new one had indeed made an error, and there was some regret that the old priest had been condemned as a witch since his calculations had always been without blemish.5
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 1899 Journal of American folklore

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Apr 1899 – 251-276) for April, 1899, Dr. J. Walter Fewkes contributes an illustrated article on “The Winter Solstice Altars at Hano Pueblo.” The people in question are immigrants (among the most recent arrivals in Tusa- yan), who “have not yet, as the others, lost their language, nor been merged into the Hopi people, but still preserve intact many of then- ancient customs.” The object of the Hano Ttintai rites or Winter Solstice ceremony seems to be, like that of the Soyaluha
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 1907 The course of the vegetative seasons in Southern Arizona

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1907 – Total exposure for the year 1907, Shortly before the winter solstice, the temperature may fall below freezing point for four or five hours, thus making a total of about hours in the year during which plants at the Desert Laboratory may be subject to freezing temperatures.
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 1914 Frommer’s Beijing

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Dec 23, 1914 – Each winter solstice, the Ming and Qing emperors would lead a procession here to perform rites and make sacrifices designed to promote the next year’s crops and curry favor with Heaven for the general health of the empire. It was last used for this purpose by the president of the Republic, Yuan Shikai, on the winter solstice of December 23, 1914, updated with photographers, electric lights (the height of modernity at the time), and a bulletproof car for the entrance of the
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 1940 Florentine Rost van Tonningen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dec 21, 1940 – On December 21, 1940, the day of the Winter Solstice, Heubel married Meinoud Rost van Tonningen. [1] Upon request, Heinrich Himmler, the German SS– Reichsführer, had approved their genealogy, following which their wedding became the first SS marriage.
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 1941 Nasca Lines –- National Geographic

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Jun 22, 1941 – American professor Paul Kosok investigated and found himself at the foot of a line on June 22, 1941—just one day after the winter solstice. At the end of a full day studying the lines, Kosok looked up from his work to catch the sunset in direct alignment with the line. Kosok called the 310 square mile stretch of high desert “the largest astronomy book in the world”.
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 1945 Introduction to pagan studies

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1945 – “59 Graves wrote of the Theme also in a poem to his son who was born the day before the winter solstice in 1945, “To Juan at the Winter Solstice
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 1950 Pruett Explains Winter Solstice, Stalin’s Birthday .

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Jan 21, 1950 – is akin to the sun, and on the day he! was born 70 years earlier, the actually stood still in the heavens.” This would surely be quite mis leading to multitudes who were un informed oh matters astronomical and perhaps it was meant to be. It was true in a certain sense.
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 1954 Days Begin To Lengthen Right After Winter Solstice .

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Feb 7, 1954 – are not the only weeks after the solstice more than ones who observe and ponder over celestial phenomena. Quite re cently a correspondent stated that he had noticed sunrise came later each morning for some time after December 22 (some years Dec. the winter solstice and the shortest day
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 1965 Winter Rides In On Sleigh .

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Dec 21, 1965 – the winter solstice, astro nomically marking the first day of winter in the Northern Hemi sphere. At that time, the sun’s rays will fall perpendicularly upon the Tropic of. Capricorn, the farthest point over which the sun travels south of the equator. This dark day has the shortest
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 1967 Live streaming ot the Newgrange Winter Solstice Illumination – 21st …

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Dec 1967 – It had been a tourist attraction since it was rediscovered but, acting on a hunch, he drove up from his home in Cork to be in the chamber for the winter solstice in December 1967. Sometime earlier they had uncovered the lightbox over the entrance but no one knew what it was for. He sat for some time in the dark chamber but when the sun rose and lit up the chamber he became the first human for thousands of years to see what it was all for.
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 1969 Sun Hits South Low On Dec. 21

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Dec 14, 1969 – Some danced for three months after each solstice, summer and winter. A few solstice rites survive today as Christmas customs Alaska Eskimos celebrate Christmas with the same feasts and games that their ancestors used to mark the winter solstice. How Solstices Occur As complex as it
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 1971 Daughters of the goddess

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1971 – Budapest’s experiments in feminist Witchcraft began in 1971, when she and a few friends celebrated the winter solstice together. They named themselves the Susan B. Anthony Coven No. 1, to stress their commitment to feminismand, it would seem , to express their hope that others would follow in their footsteps, adding covens numbers 2,3,4, et seq.
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 1974 Has Numerous Origins .

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Dec 26, 1974 – It coincided with the Winter Solstice celebrations of long standing throughout the northern world, the Roman Saturnalia, with the Jewish Festival The coming of the Winter Solstice, marking the beginning of longer days, was observed in pre-christian times by the decoration of houses
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 1977 Season Of Dark Waiting ..The Winter Solstice Affirms The Light .

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Dec 11, 1977 – By NICK THIMMESCH WASHINGTON — There to be a slowness In the land, a moment for us to catch our breath, a time of waiting. It is the season for hopeful repose, and it Is sometimes difficult to define . just why. Merchants are concerned that shopping is slow but look for a pickup soon.
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 1978 Winter Solstice Romps To Victory As Favorite .

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Jan 15, 1978 – ARCADIA. Calif. Heavily favored Winter Solstice won her second stakes race of the Santa Anita meeting Saturday, capturing the 45200 Santa Monica Handicap by six lengths. Winter Solstice, ridden by Darrel mchargue and carrying high weight of 123 pounds, set a . stakes record of 1 : 21
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 1979 Texicana’s Blog

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Dec 21, 1979 – I turned 30 years old on December 21, 1979the winter solstice – the longest night of the year. It was around this time that I feel I conceived the baby I now carry inside my womb. Today is Valentine’s Day and today marks my 10th week of pregnancy.
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 1985 Warm Weather Ushers In Winter Solstice .

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Dec 22, 1985 – By JEFF BERLINER .United Press Internationa . It may be dark, but unseasonably warm weather ushered in Alaska’s win ter solstice Saturday. The snow has melted in southeast Alaska where the record warm tempera tures are no different than they would be on a typical rainy summer day.
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 1988 Pagan Celebration Of Winter Solstice Overshadowed By Religious …

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Dec 19, 1988 – ‘ter solstice is nearly upon us again, an event long celebrated as marking the triumph of the unconquered sun but today more often dreaded as the start of winter. Overshadowed in this season of religious holidays and the approaching new year, the solstice was once the most popular of
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 1989 Fire in the soul

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Dec 1989 – The situation changed dramatically when a woman Myrin and I had met at Sunday services at a local, ecumenical spiritual center decided to have a small gathering of women at her home to celebrate the winter solstice in late December 1989. Chanukah, Christmas, winter solstice and New Year have strong commonalities. They come at the darkest time of the year and mark the re- entrance of the light. Winter solstice itself is the darkest day of the year, the turning point after which
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 1991 **VIEW THE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FROM 02:41-03:53 AM EST …

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1991 – According to Google: “The last Lunar Eclipse on The Winter Solstice was a partial in 1991. The last Total Lunar Eclipse on the Solstice? There have been none in the last 110 years. That’s as far back as the Lunar Eclipse database shows.”
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 1993 Solstice Live! – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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1993 – is a live album released by Paul Winter in 1993. The album is a recording of a performance of Paul Winter’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration, which takes place in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The concert is a contemporary celebration of the longest night of the year, and the return of the sun. It features contemporary symbols for various parts of the celebration created by Winter. These symbols are both an artistic visual representation of
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 1994 WINTER WARMTH IRELAND HOPES TO MAKE VIOLENCE A THING OF …

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Jan 2, 1994 – Winter in Ireland is lashing wind and rain, brilliant, surprising sunshine, short days and cozy nights gathered in the warmth of pubs. It is the winter solstice dawn lighting up the ancient interior of Newgrange, the older cousin of England’s Stonehenge. And this year it is a time of
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 1995 SOLAR TEMPLE (INTERNATIONAL CHIVALRIC ORDER SOLAR …

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Nov 16, 1995 – On 1995-NOV-16, close to winter solstice, 16 of the remaining members of the group disappeared from their homes in France and Switzerland. Four left notes which hinted at a second mass suicide and expressing a desire to “see another world”.
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 1996 Uriel’s Machine

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Aug 1996 – The answer to this was provided by Dutch astronomer Victor Reijs, who has studied the winter solstice orientation of Maes Howe, when the setting sun shines along the tunnel and illuminates the chamber. In August 1996 he was allowed by Historic Scotland (the authority that regulates ancient monuments) to survey the structure and its surrounding horizon. Using his measurements he built a computer model of the aperture of the building with which he predicted every occasion on
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 1997 Divided by puppy love – Health – Pet health – msnbc.com

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Dec 21, 1997 – I met my husband, Benjamin, before I met my dogs. Ben’s peaceful ways gave me no reason to think he viewed animals as inferior to humans; he is a kind man, elfin and full of endearing quirks. We married on December 21, 1997, on the winter solstice, the trees jeweled with icicles. Soon after that, I announced that we should get a pet. “What kind?” he asked.
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 1998 Santa-Tizing

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Dec 21, 1998 – As I stated before, December 21, 1998, was also the day of the winter solstice, which was the actual day pagans originally celebrated Christmas under various other names. So … on the eighth day of Chanukah according to the biblical calendar and on the day of the winter solstice according to man’s marks of time, my family and I began a new and joyous journey. For us, God ordained this crossover date to switch our family from celebrating Christmas to His biblical celebration
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 1999 signs

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Dec 22, 1999 – So let’s do some more watching and move to the next Sign in the Heavens that took place last week on December 22, 1999, which just happened to be the Winter Solstice. What is the Winter Solstice anyway? In the northern hemisphere it is the day when the Sun is farthest south. The Winter Solstice marks the first day of the season of WINTER and is the shortest day of the year, which means it is the longest period of DARKNESS from Sunset to Sunrise.
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 2000 Christmas Revels 2000-Unofficial page by Sheldon Brown

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Dec 2000 – In December 2000, The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice will be presented in eleven cities across the country: Cambridge, Massachusets; Chicago, Illinois; Hanover, New Hampshire; New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Houston, Texas; Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Oakland, California; and St. Paul, Minnesota.
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 2001 The Year of the Water Horse 2002, Astrological Perspective | Victoria …

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Dec 21, 2001 – Winter Solstice occurred on December 21, 2001. The chart for the Winter Solstice is considered an indication of the year to come. It is the astrological New Year . The Winter Solstice Sun at 0 degrees Capricorn was conjunct Chiron this year. Chiron is a small planetoid that has been dubbed the Wounded Healer. Capricorn is a father symbol, and represents authority and worldly concerns. We need to heal the sins of the father, and help bring about a new male archetype, that
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 2002 Fun with S&T’s Interactive Sky Chart

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Dec 21, 2002 – Now change the date to December 21, 2002, the winter solstice, at 6 am Click through the hours again — sure enough, there are fewer hours of daylight and more of nighttime darkness. And did you notice that the Sun doesn’t climb as high up at noon in December as it does in
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 2003 The Ivrix Project – Spell Checker

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Dec 22, 2003 – This release done in December 22, 2003, which happened to be (not entirely by chance, of course) the date of the winter solstice. The winter solstice is indeed the shortest day of the year (ie, the day with least daylight time). Also , while it only formally marks the beginning of winter (in the northern hemesphere, of course), it is certainly associated with winter, and therefore a cold evening, but not (at least in Israel), a snowy evening.
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 2004 Baku’s Maiden Tower a key to ancient religious secrets

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Dec 22, 2004 – The main window of the Maiden Tower is located between the heavenly and earthly halves of this ancient temple and is directed precisely at the point of the Winter Solstice. For the first time in the history of Baku, I took a photogrpah of the sunrise through this window during the Winter Solstice on 22 December 2004 (Photograph 6). For comparison, I have included a photograph of sunrise during the Winter Solstice seen from the main entrance of Newgrange temple in
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 2005 Emily’s Musings: December 2005 Archives

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Dec 21, 2005 – Apparently, the winter of 2005/2006 will start on the 21st of December, 2005, at 1:35 PM EST. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Solstice rites are one of the oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30000 years ago. Winter solstice observances were held by virtually every culture in the world. Solstice rites were practiced among such diverse groups as Native South Americans, Celts
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 2006 Discovering the Universe-Observing Projects Using Starry Night …

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Dec 21, 2006 – 39. Run time forward in sidereal time to December 21, 2006 AD, the date of the winter solstice. The Sun has now moved to the far right of its orbit when viewed from the present observing position. Question 24. Which pole of the Earth is tilted toward the Sun on this date? Question 25. What season is it in the southern hemisphere on this date? Question 26. In which hemisphere would you be if the Sun were to pass through your zenith at midday on this date?
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Dec 21, 2007 – On December 21, 2007, a special Winter Solstice Ceremony was held at the West Passage Tunnel. In the future, visitors will be able to stand in the Courtyard of Nations and look through the West Passage Tunnel for a beautiful view of the Winter Solstice. In the summer located at that same point in the Courtyard of Nations, the visitor will pay witness to the Summer Solstice.
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 2008 AstroPlanet

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Dec 21, 2008 – Winter begins on December 21 st , 2008 when the Winter Solstice occurs. The Winter Solstice occurs when the tilt of the Earth is pointed directly away from the Sun. This point marks the beginning of Winter. The Winter Solstice has the shortest amount of daylight and the
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 2009 Science Museum of Virginia: December 2009

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Dec 21, 2009 – At 12:47 pm today, December 21, 2009, winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The first day of winter is called the Winter Solstice; likewise, the first day of summer is the Summer Solstice. The word solstice is derived from Latin and means “sun standing still.” On these two days of the year, the sun’s apparent position in the sky has reached its most southern or northern extreme. Today there will only be 9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight in Richmond, but tomorrow
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 2010 The Amazing Heavenly Anti-Peace Sign Formed by the Four Horsemen of …

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2010 – This means that the Great Tribulation will officially begin on, or around the time of the Winter Solstice in 2010 AD.
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2010 – This week will celebrate the winter solstice in 2010, NetEase online big Hall will once again invited expert for Internet users about the folklore of the winter solstice on traditional practices. Writer, singer wuhongfei has published the Dragons of fish in the room,power leveling, “” love diary “,” fairy tale ” and other essays, 8 of the recently published book,” she will never love you old “in the book, wuhongfei looking back a decade of experience across territories.
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Dec 2010 – The strong Dutch winter in December 2010 continues, still days away from the official start of the winter solstice! Here we see some of the snowy scenery on the way to church with the kids for the last day of school before Christmas break, here in Pijnacker, Holland or The Netherlands. Love how the people bike right through the ice and snow on the roads!
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Dec 18, 2010 – by judy on Dec.18, 2010, under In The News. The Winter Solstice has been marked and celebrated for all of recorded history. This day is when the sun will be at its most southern point in the sky for the year, giving us the shortest day and longest night of the year.After the solstice, the sun begins its return to the north and daylight hours gradually increase. Indigenous cultures and pagan religions see this day as the day to go within and recreate ourselves after shedding
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mude.org.do: Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse 2010

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Dec 18, 2010 – Dec 18, 2010 . Monday’s total lunar eclipse will take place on the same date as the winter solstice (the summer solstice if you live to the south). . Pictures and time lapse photos from last night’s lunar eclipse are already up online.
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Dec 19, 2010 – Winter Solstice Rebirth Rite (in: Spirituality) Dec 19, 2010 The Winter Solstice , which is the shortest day of the year, is a time of rebirth – when the ancient Sun God is born, once again, after his travels through the underworld. Because of its ties to rebirth and renewal, the Winter Solstice is a perfect time for a rebirthing ritual, designed to bring about a spiritual rebirth by releasing negative thoughts and feelings that cause pain or imbalance and hinder personal
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Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice

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Dec 20, 2010 – The total lunar eclipse falls on the same day as the winter solstice, a rare cosmic event that hasn’t occurred in centuries. By Martin Weil and Debbi Wilgoren There are not many days like Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Take it from people who know: astronomers. There was maybe one day like
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Dec 20, 2010 – Total Lunar Eclipse on December 20, 2010. The moon passes through the shadow of the earth. The next time a total lunar eclipse happens on the Winter Solstice is on 2094….
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World PRwire – December 20th, 2010

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Dec 20, 2010 – [info] worldprwire December 20th, 2010 Winter Solstice, 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. On the day of Winter Solstice, North Pole tilts away from the Sun and South Pole tilts towards the Sun. The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth’s axial tilt is
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In pics: Rare total lunar eclipse makes moon look red!

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Dec 21, 2010 – This happened on 21 December 2010, which is the Winter Solstice. It’s shortest day of the year and officially marks the start of winter. It’s been three years since the last total lunar eclipse and nearly 400 years since it happened on the Winter Solstice!
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Dec 21, 2010 – The December solstice will occur at 23:38 (or 11.38pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on December 21, 2010. It is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere due to the seasonal differences. At precisely this moment, ancient monuments throughout the Celtic World are aligned to the Winter Sun
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Lunar Eclipse in 2010 falls on winter solstice (VIDEO)

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Dec 21, 2010 – The total lunar eclipse falls on the same day as the winter solstice, a rare cosmic event that hasn’t occurred in centuries. The 2010 lunar eclipse was set for the pre-dawn hours of December 21st. Blog Post’s Melissa Bell previewed the eclipse: This will be the first and only total
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SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Solstice

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Dec 21, 2010 – Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre turns 40 this year Dec 21, 2010 The Christmas Revels celebrate the winter solstice with music, dancing, and storytelling … Suddenly the spirits of the hall began to appear for their annual celebration of the winter solstice.
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Dec 21, 2010 – WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION – December 21, 2010 Welcome winter and join us for a potluck and celebration of friends, nature and the amazing power of our Mother Earth. Gather`round the bonfire (weather permitting –inside or out) to sip hot cocoa and share your best tales from the trails, lakes and beyond. The event is free, but please bring a dish to share and an offering of sunflower seeds for the winter birds.
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Dec 22, 2010 – Winter Solstice revelers gathered for the ninety-minute public opening at Stonehenge in Wiltshire England on Dec. 22, 2010 to celebrate the return of the sun at the Winter Solstice. A Druid priest Uther Pendragon led these hundreds of people in a dawn welcoming of the return of the Sun, even as the end of the European blizzard continued to keep temperatures cold and fill Stonehenge with snow.The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and marks the time when

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The Winter Solstice is the shortest day, and longest night of the year.