Global Skywatch

Ted’s essays

Happy New Year

This is it. Serious observers tell us today is the shortest one of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The sun which has been hiding from us for more and more of the day since the Summer Solstice is finally going to start staying up longer.

The world has been saved from cold, frigid darkness once again.

Time to celebrate the birth of a new year.

Cultures have been doing this forever, calling it various names, but the theme is always the same. While it may get colder for a while, sunlight, warmth and nature’s rebirth is on the way.