Well, perhaps a better title would be “Happy Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice” as I know there’s a few hits on this blog coming from south of the line.
This is another day where we celebrate our annual free trip around the Sun by noting important celestial events. Specifically that the Sun will be at its farthest point below the ecliptic today. Right now as a matter of fact. 1747 GMT or 12:47 Eastern Standard Time.
So bundle up, all ye northerns and be happy this solstice day. If get really motivated tonight, maybe I’ll go build a bonfire.