Shortest day, Great Conjunction tonight!, what is Yule?

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 21, 2020

solstice

So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.

–Susan Cooper, The Shortest Day

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Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter
Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter

The winter solstice happens on Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year. What happens at the winter solstice? Why is the solstice important? Enjoy solstice facts and folklore...
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3 Breakfast Mistakes Linked To Weight Gain (#2 Will Surprise You)

The common belief is the timing of when you eat in the morning is everything when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, however, this is simply not true. What’s really shocking is that Americans are learning what they thought was a “healthy breakfast”, is actually leading to their poor digestion and weight gain. Watch The Video.

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Great Conjunction 2020: Jupiter and Saturn Meet on Solstice
Great Conjunction 2020: Jupiter and Saturn Meet on Solstice

A rare, spectacular sky event is about to unfold: the greatest conjunction ever! It will be more impressive than the usual celestial headliners, like lunar eclipses and Mercury transits. And it will be visible around the world. On the very day of the solstice, December 21, 2020, Jupiter will come...
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6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox

Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are six amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.
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What Is Yule? | Christmas Traditions
What Is Yule? | Christmas Traditions

Are you familiar with the tradition of the Yule log? Or perhaps you like to “troll the ancient yuletide carols”? Today, many of us know the Yule log only as a tasty chocolate dessert, but there’s a lot more to this centuries-old tradition than that!
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The Reason for the Seasons
The Reason for the Seasons

What causes our four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall? People puzzled over this for centuries. (Hint: It’s not the distance between the Sun and Earth.) Find the reasons for the seasons. 
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