Archive for December 2014

Solstice New Year

Solstice New Year
Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only dance. ~ T.S. Eliot Solstice greetings! For the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the start of astronomical winter. This is the longest night and shortest day of the year. In  the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the start of summer,... Read more »

Orion, the Hunter

Orion,  the Hunter
Sirius, also known as the dog star, and the star of the  Dog Days of summer is back again. You can find Sirius faithfully beside Orion, the Hunter. The star of the winter constellations,  Orion is visible in the winter sky  from November to February.  Look for  Orion  to rise above the eastern horizon about  8-9... Read more »