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June Solstice

The June solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere & the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere. more

December Solstice

The December solstice is also known as the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. more

December Solstice Facts

10 things you may not know about the December Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. more

Earth Is Tilted

When an object the size of Mars crashed into the newly formed planet Earth around 4.5 billion years ago, it knocked it over and left it tilted at an angle. more

Earth's Orbit & Solstice

Earth's closest approach to the Sun is 2 weeks after the December solstice is a coincidence and has no special significance. more

What Causes Seasons?

Seasons change because Earth's rotational axis tilts away or towards the Sun during the course of a year. more

2017 / 2018 Cosmic Calendar

List of cosmic events in 2017 an 2018 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes. more

December: Cold Moon

The December Full Moon is called the Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon, the Moon before Yule, Oak Moon, while a Celtic name was Wolf Moon. more

January: Wolf Moon

The January Full Moon is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. more

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