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Winter Solstice Brings Longer, Brighter Days Ahead

The peoples of the world, or at least those in the Northern Hemisphere, look forward to the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year but brings hope for longer, brighter days ahead. After the passage of six...

How Was Winter Solstice Celebrated in Ancient Greece?

The winter solstice occurs on December 21st in our current calendar and marks the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. For many ancient Greeks following the Attic calendar, the winter solstice was a time for celebrations...

Autumn Equinox Marks Solemn Change of Seasons

Our Fall Equinox this year (2023) arrives at Saturday, September at 06:50 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). That would be at 2:50 a.m. EDT for those on the Americas' East coast. In Greek mythology, the Autumn equinox (which occurs on Wednesday)...

June 21: Longest Day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere

The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, or the summer solstice, is Monday and is celebrated as the coming of summer.