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Elke Mü
Bye-bye, boys! Have fun storming the castle!
Bye-bye, boys! Have fun storming the castle!
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Dear #Googleverse, enjoy your festives and a nice #Caturday 
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Nur noch fünf Minuten, biiiiite
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How's your celebrations been? Anyone?

#Solstice   #WinterSolstice  
Watch out for the vampires ;) A little history lesson on the upcoming solstice and what exactly happens to our little blue marble.

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Weeee! Days are getting longer!
Winter solstice 2015: Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year as people arrive at Stonehenge

The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Tuesday, December 22nd at 04:49 GMT (Universal time) with the sun rising over Stonehenge in Wiltshire at 08:04.

The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted furthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.

The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December solstice and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights.
The day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days, leading up to the summer solstice in June.

In the Southern Hemisphere, it's opposite. Dawn comes early, and dusk comes late. The sun is high and the shortest noontime shadow of the year happens there. In the Southern Hemisphere, people will experience their longest day and shortest night.

While it more often than not falls on December 21st, the exact time of the solstice varies each year.
In the Northern hemisphere the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, because it is tilted away from the sun, and receives the least amount of sunlight on that day.

However, the earliest sunset does not occur on the solstice, because of the slight discrepancy between 'solar time' and the clocks we use.
The shortest day of the year often falls on December 21st, but the modern calendar of 365 days a year - with an extra day every four years - does not correspond exactly to the solar year of 365.2422 days.

The solstice can happen on December 20, 21, 22 or 23, though December 20 or 23 solstices are rare.
The last December 23 solstice was in 1903 and will not happen again until 2303.
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Radio 4's Helen Mark searching for the Lights http://ow.ly/W1VQl Listen here: http://ow.ly/W1VU2 C.Blakley
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Radio 4's Helen Mark searching for the Lights http://ow.ly/W1VQl Listen here: http://ow.ly/W1VU2 C.Blakley
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Na, wer kennt die Geschichte hinter diesen Schwertern? Wenn ihr einen Tipp habt, schreibt ihn in die Kommentare! 😉

Die Lösung gibt es hier: http://bit.ly/1IlYl0Y.

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Today, a glimpse of #MyDailyGREEN  .
Enjoy your day #Googleverse  



#NorthernLights   #AuroraBorealis   #Wales   #UK  
Aurora on December 15th at Penmon, Anglesey, Wales, UK
Kris: "The clouds were determined to try and spoil the fun tonight... and they did a pretty good job of it. But I saw plenty of Geminid meteors while it was clear, and a few glimpses of aurora over the hours through the cloudy gaps too, so not a bad night in all. :)"

Credit: Kris Williams
Date: December 15, 2015

+Kris Williams 

#Space #Astronomy #Science #Earth #Aurora #Borealis
#NorthernLights #UK #Wales #Anglesey #Astrophotography #Art
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