Winter Solstice Occurs Tomorrow

Even though we are nearly a month into meteorological winter, astronomical (official) winter begins tomorrow at 5:03 PM CST. The winter solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere Earth is at its farthest tilt from the Sun and this phenomena marks the beginning of astronomical winter for locations north of the Equator. After the winter solstice, we […]

12 Hours of Daylight Today

Today is the autumnal equinox which signifies the official start of fall. While it has been meteorological fall for three weeks, astronomical fall (the season you are used to seeing on calendars) officially begins tonight at 9:29 P.M. CST. On the autumnal equinox, the Earth is tilted in such a manner that both hemispheres are receiving an equal amount […]