Happy Solstice!–Happy New Year!

This year’s winter solstice took place at 4:19 UTC on 22 December 2019, when the Sun on it’s apparent annual journey along the ecliptic reached its southern most point at the Tropic of Capricorn turning to begin its journey back up to the Tropic of Cancer and the summer solstice.

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Stonehenge Winter Solstice

Here at the Renaissance Mathematicus this marks the natural end of one year and the beginning of a new one, so I wish all of my readers a happy solstice and a happy new year and may the next 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds bring you much light, joy, peace and wisdom. We can only hope that they will be better than the last 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds (length of the mean tropical or solar year).

 

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One response to “Happy Solstice!–Happy New Year!

  1. Mike from Ottawa

    Happy Solstice, Thony,

    Even though it is ever so slight on a daily basis, I’m buoyed up just knowing the days are getting long. Of course, I’m enough of a dope that I feel the opposite once we hit the summer solstice.

    And the new year will bring wisdom to folk who have the sense to read your blog.

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