We are all in for a treat this year—in addition to the winter solstice, the moon will be very nearly full—a confluence that, according to many sources, will not happen again until 2094—and the Ursid meteor shower is expected to simultaneously dazzle overhead. For many who love the night sky, it is inspiring and feels rather magical.
As we have noted in the past, solstices possess a unifying characteristic—everyone in the world experiences them more or less simultaneously, and they connect us with the celebratory traditions of countless cultures around the world. Perhaps consider borrowing one to welcome the lengthening days … or simply sip some cocoa, toast your toes by a cozy fire, and rejoice in the start of the return to the light.
And, as a special treat, for our readers who celebrate Christmas, Gili, our goodwill ambassador, sends his special love and holiday greetings!
(Gili loves fan mail and always happily responds; he invites you to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Happy Winter Solstice and Happy Holidays!