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What a time of year this is. What a time to celebrate. Hanukkah begins at sunset today, the winter solstice occurs at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the 12 days of Christmas begin Sunday, Dec. 25 and Kwanzaa begins Monday, Dec. 26. Wikipedia lists 39 different...
The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
Tags: Science and Technology, Lent, Space Programs
Special to Tribune NewspapersDeep in a snowless, gray winter, clamped in bitter cold, it's reasonable to ask: What groundhog would be fool enough to think that spring is less than six weeks away? Why are we even thinking about spring on the 2nd of February? Where did this Groundhog...
Tags: Weather, Germany, Weather Radar, Weather Reports, Groundhog Day
This is what kind of roll the Ravens are on now: they've even inspired a love story. It's not a gauzy, Hallmark Channel tale, but a story of serendipity, fate and perseverance — and a football team at the center of it all. It stars an Overlea...
Orlando SentinelPalm tree? Check. Skyline? Check. Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away. Location, location, location. When I was planning my...
Tags: Photography, Arts, Apopka, Arts and Culture, Lake Eola
L.A. NOWNot the end of the world: If a mysterious planet named Niburu were truly hurtling toward us, Griffith Park wouldn't be a bad place to watch it bash the Earth into smithereens. Alas, the world's end is not at hand. And the observatory is trying mightily to...
FrameworkIn Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala, natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age....
L.A. NOWEven NASA has jokes about Friday. "Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know," the space agency said on its website, "however, it will be another winter solstice."...
Dennis Todey, state climatologist for South Dakota, recently answered several questions about what type of winter people in northeastern South Dakota can expect. Q. What does your office consider winter? A. Although winter doesn't officially begin...
Tags: Weather Statistics, Weather, Weather Reports
Petoskey First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., downtown Petoskey, will celebrate the third Sunday in Advent with special readings and music at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. All are invited. This is also...
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