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Happy Solstice

There's a full moon and an eclipse tonight, to add to the charm of the longest night of the year. Here's an excellent NY Times article on the astronomy and cultural variations on celebrations of the solstice.

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skyojos
Dec. 20th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
nice article. It's good to see the historical perspective on Winter Solstice and the Christian co-opting of the pagan celebration in a major publication.
neptunia67
Dec. 20th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
I wish I could see the eclipse, but alas, we are covered in clouds and will be through Weds. Cool celebrations.
ngakmafaery
Dec. 22nd, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
The quotes are excellent, and I really think it was Patrick Henry who said to hang together or hang separately...worth checking...
liveonearth
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
I just searched it and came up with Ben as the source...
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