Archive for December 2021

Winter Solstice 2021

In spite of the Omicron variant, December solstice will happen as it has for as long as the earth has traveled around the sun. This year, it happens today, December 21, at 9:59 am. Chicago time. This is the moment when the sun appears to be above the Tropic of Capricorn, marking the beginning of... Read more »

Severe Weather 12-10-21

Wild weather was in the forecast for Friday, but no one predicted how bad the tornado outbreak would turn out to be. They are still assessing the damage of the tornado outbreak across 5 states late on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The severity of the outbreak and the duration of the tornadoes is... Read more »

A change of seasons

A change of seasons
December 1 marks the start of meteorological winter. December 21 is the winter solstice. From now until the winter solstice, there is less daylight every day. The sunsets are glorious, pink and gold. The earliest sunsets of the year are happening right now. Now, the roses are gone; the thorns and rose hips remain. Milkweed... Read more »