December solstice 2016 is the 21st | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

December solstice 2016 is the 21st | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

winter solstice.  Be sure to look at your noontime shadow. Around the time of the December solstice, it’s your longest noontime shadow of the year.

winter solstice. Be sure to look at your noontime shadow. Around the time of the December solstice, it’s your longest noontime shadow of the year.

Where's the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature’s grandest spectacle, weather permitting.

Where's the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature’s grandest spectacle, weather permitting.

Book of Shadows Moon:  "December: Reed/Elder Moon," by Angie Latham. It makes a lovely Moon page for a Book of Shadows.

Book of Shadows Moon: "December: Reed/Elder Moon," by Angie Latham. It makes a lovely Moon page for a Book of Shadows.

Peak night for the Geminids in 2016 is December 13 (morning of December 14).  Best around 2 a.m.  Moonlight interferes but these meteors are bright. Maybe you'll catch a cool photo!

Peak night for the Geminids in 2016 is December 13 (morning of December 14). Best around 2 a.m. Moonlight interferes but these meteors are bright. Maybe you'll catch a cool photo!

December solstice 2016 arrives on December 21 at 10:44 UTC. High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight!

December solstice 2016 arrives on December 21 at 10:44 UTC. High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight!

December solstice 2016 arrives on December 21 at 10:44 UTC. High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight!

December solstice 2016 arrives on December 21 at 10:44 UTC. High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight!

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