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The Winter Solstice – 21 December 2013

‘The word “solstice” means the standing still of the sun. Of course, the sun never stands still…’ It’s the winter solstice today. So, from today, we northern hemisphere-ers start to see a tiny bit more daylight – admittedly, it’s a very slow process. To celebrate the day, here are two newspaper reports that explain the science of the solstices – we especially like the diagram in the second article. Dundee Courier – Monday 21 December 1908 Image © D.C.Thomson &

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