Sunday, December 21, 2008

What day is This?

Ok, Ok, I know it's Sunday, December 21, 2008, but what else is it??? Come on put on your thinking caps! Did you guess without peeking? Thats right it is the --------------

Longest Night of the Year !

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The sun appears at its lowest point in the sky, and its noontime elevation appears to be the same for several days before and after the solstice. Hence the origin of the word solstice, which comes from Latin solstitium, from sol, “sun” and -stitium, “a stoppage.” Following the winter solstice, the days begin to grow longer and the nights shorter.
It's also the first day of Winter -- Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr
A little Christmas Humor!


{i}Post said...

I did not realize that it was today! I will have to tell the kids. Hugs! Oh, and it is sleeting/snowing here. Be happy you are toasty in Georgia!

The Church Lady said...

That's right - happy winter! We got a dusting of snow last night to bring in the cold, long winter!

m (the misanthrope) said... big cat, who I'm convinced can tell time, started fussing for his dinner as soon as the sun started to set. I had to tell him that it was the shortest day of the year, and thus it wouldn't be dinnertime for another hour :-)