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The winter solstice takes place today at 12:47 p.m. In other words, winter arrives just after lunch.

People living to the north who are blanketed in snow might believe winter already had started, but the solstice is the determinant. Though the snowstorm that saddled much of the East Coast missed the Augusta area, it did bring frosted windshields and frozen plants.

Today is the shortest day of the year, which might make the day even less welcome for those who haven't completed their Christmas shopping.

At 12:47 this afternoon, the Northern Hemisphere will be tilted away from the sun at its greatest angle. Though Earth actually is closer to the heat-giving sun in winter than in summer, the tilt away from direct sunlight chills our continent.

The good news? Days will begin to grow longer and nights shorter until summer.

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UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/21/09 - 10:04 am
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Didn't this same thing happen

Didn't this same thing happen last year too? I think this is repeat information.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/21/09 - 10:06 am
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I'm waiting for Rose to chime

I'm waiting for Rose to chime in with this as "breaking news".

kkeutjm0807
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kkeutjm0807 12/21/09 - 10:18 am
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"Repeat information" is like

"Repeat information" is like repeat forgotten facts? I am glad to be informed that today is the shortest day and I'd better rush things to be done before night has come soon.....Good day...

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/21/09 - 11:14 am
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Use those extra 123 or so

Use those extra 123 or so seconds of daylight wisely! I hope you find all you are looking for. Merry Christmas!

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MadSnapper 12/21/09 - 11:20 am
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Also, because of the Earth's

Also, because of the Earth's severe tilt, people will be walking with a lean today. You may not notice it because you too will be leaning and hence the perspective does not change.

Fish Out of Water
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Fish Out of Water 12/21/09 - 12:03 pm
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Don't believe it! This whole

Don't believe it! This whole "winter solstice" thing is a complete fabrication by the scientific community to get us to go to bed earlier so they can have more time to plant chips in our brains while we're asleep. If you don't believe me, read the email that was leaked recently, detailing how to fudge the numbers to make the days appear shorter than they really are. At last, the final nail in the coffin of the "earth-tilt change" conspirators! :P

kkeutjm0807
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kkeutjm0807 12/21/09 - 12:48 pm
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Due to the solstice

Due to the solstice information, I was able to take care of my stuffs that I've been putting off.......Happy Winter! and Merry Christmas to you too.

Maybe you're right aobut scientific conspiracy......Would you prefer staying up when it's time to go to bed so that can be stopped from happening? I like your information too.

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day 12/21/09 - 01:13 pm
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Just Nuts says=" This is

Just Nuts says=" This is another attempt by the AWM to "go green" so they can sell their "all green" junk like solar panels and green lightbulbs. This will only benefit you know who. Great country eh?"

RAWR
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RAWR 12/21/09 - 02:04 pm
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Hello winter!

Hello winter!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/21/09 - 03:33 pm
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Hello winter,,, we fully know

Hello winter,,, we fully know it in this house because the downstairs heating system went out last night ,, it is 46 degrees in my kitchen right now,,

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/21/09 - 03:38 pm
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Turn on the stove and open

Turn on the stove and open the door!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/21/09 - 04:07 pm
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It is 48 outside right now

It is 48 outside right now Uncle,,, I am a few miles from you..up toward the northeast part of the state..

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/21/09 - 04:09 pm
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I meant open the OVEN door!

I meant open the OVEN door! lol

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/21/09 - 04:12 pm
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Stove helps some but not

Stove helps some but not much...at first I thought you were giving me some dumb blonde joke..I'm not blonde..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/21/09 - 04:13 pm
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The cold has frozen my brain

The cold has frozen my brain cells...not to mention the rest of me.

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/21/09 - 04:15 pm
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Aww, c'mon, I had the blonde

Aww, c'mon, I had the blonde image in my noggin' with beautifully dyed brown roots. lol

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/21/09 - 04:19 pm
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Sorry to bust your bubble,,,,

Sorry to bust your bubble,,,, I might try blonde one day,, why not..

kkeutjm0807
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kkeutjm0807 12/21/09 - 04:47 pm
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It is 340p now. I keep

It is 340p now. I keep opening the BLIND to see any difference. It used to get dark around 530p. Can it be around the same time or earlier?

kkeutjm0807
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kkeutjm0807 12/21/09 - 06:18 pm
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I just checked outside and

I just checked outside and the sun is gone already.....Good-bye summer and welcome winter!

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