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Winter solstice News

Op-Ed: Winter Solstice Festival in Kensington Market, Toronto 2013 Special

Toronto - The Winter Solstice celebration in Kensington Market has been a tradition in Toronto for 24 years. Winter Solstice (sometimes called Saturnalia or Yule) is the pagan festival that ancient peoples of Europe celebrated on the shortest day of the year.

British amateur astronomer records sun for 6 months

Dr. Greg Parker, an amateur astronomer in New Forest in southern England, tracked the sun's trails over his garden from the summer to winter solstices with a pin-hole camera he constructed from an empty tea box.

Toronto witnesses rare total lunar eclipse Special

This morning, people in Toronto experienced a rare event: a total lunar eclipse on the same day as the winter solstice. Only once before has this happened in the past 2,000 years, on Dec. 21, 1638.

Old Man Winter arrives with full lunar eclipse early Tuesday

The Winter Solstice, or the day that Old Man Winter is supposed to officially arrive, is on Tuesday, December 21st, at 11:38 pm Coordinated Universal Time (UCT), or in the Eastern Time Zone at 6:38 pm.

Pope Benedict XVI Connects Christmas to the Winter Solstice

According to AsiaNews, Pope Benedict XVI gave a brief lesson today on the unity between faith and science during the reflection offered before the Angelus with the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. The Winter Solstice begins today.
 

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This pinhole camera image captured the paths the Sun blazed over New Forest  England from the summer...
This pinhole camera image captured the paths the Sun blazed over New Forest, England from the summer to winter solstices.
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Winter Solstice Festival in Kensington Market
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Winter Solstice Festival Parade in Kensington Market 2013
Winter Solstice Festival Parade in Kensington Market 2013
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