18 December 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

18 December 2022
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Sagittarius 47
Moon:24 Libra 43
Mercury:16 Capricorn 32
Venus:10 Capricorn 46
Mars:12 Gemini 19 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 51
Saturn:21 Aquarius 11
Uranus:15 Taurus 27 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:27 Capricorn 15

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:10 Taurus 54 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 40

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 56
Pallas:24 Cancer 31 Rx
Juno:19 Pisces 18
Vesta:09 Pisces 01

Eris:23 Aries 58 Rx


Southern Hemisphere 

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

18 December 2022
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Sagittarius 34
Moon:21 Libra 58
Mercury:16 Capricorn 17
Venus:10 Capricorn 31
Mars:12 Gemini 23 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 49
Saturn:21 Aquarius 10
Uranus:15 Taurus 28 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:27 Capricorn 15

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 31
Mean Lunar Node:10 Taurus 55 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 39

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 53
Pallas:24 Cancer 34 Rx
Juno:19 Pisces 14
Vesta:08 Pisces 56

Eris:23 Aries 58 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

18 December 2022
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Sagittarius 11
Moon:17 Libra 04
Mercury:15 Capricorn 49
Venus:10 Capricorn 02
Mars:12 Gemini 30 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 48
Saturn:21 Aquarius 08
Uranus:15 Taurus 28 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:27 Capricorn 14

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 30
Mean Lunar Node:10 Taurus 56 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 36

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 47
Pallas:24 Cancer 39 Rx
Juno:19 Pisces 05
Vesta:08 Pisces 48

Eris:23 Aries 58 Rx


Summer Solstice and Litha 2022: Rituals, Pagan Traditions, and its Beautiful Spiritual Meaning

(Keep in Mind to Switch the Date to December 21st in the Southern Hemisphere)

Each season and celebration has its vibe and energy, and Litha and the Summer Solstice are no different! It’s got a punch of power and symbolism, and all we need to do is slow down and observe what Nature is showing us.

Please note that I make every effort to ensure this information is correct and accurate through my own experiences and referencing sources throughout AND at the bottom of this article.

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Many Pagans, Witches, and those interested in Nature Spirituality celebrate the seasonal cycles. Sometimes referred to as the Wheel of the Year, and consisting of eight celebrations. Four of these festivals (ImbolcBeltaneLughnasadh, and Samhain) are rooted in Celtic history and origins.

The other four (Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice) represent the sun’s location. I created a complete guide to each season, including history, traditions, symbols, correspondences, ritual ideas, and how you can celebrate.

From thepeculiarbrunette.com

Let’s Have Some Fun – Summer Coloring Pages for Children and Our Inner Child – Printable

Let’s Have Some Fun – Winter Coloring Pages for Children and Our Inner Child – Printable

December 16, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

avoid shopping or making important decisions from 2 PM to 3 PM EST today (11 AM to 12 noon PST). After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This morning you have strong feelings about how to improve your health or make improvements in your job. Or you might want to explore ways to take better care of your pet? Later in the day, be smart and be accommodating with those who are closest to you. Easy does it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your dealings with your kids might be emotional this morning. Likewise, romantic partners might have a heated discussion. Later in the day, your focus swings to work and getting things done. Make an effort now so that your weekend flows smoothly. (Plan ahead.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Family discussions will be quite passionate this morning. In all likelihood, you might see ways to improve things. You might also see new uses for something that you own? Later in the day, you want to play! Meet friends for Happy Hour or plan to entertain.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You have strong opinions this morning. Recently, you been working hard to pull things together, and this morning, you won’t hesitate to express your views. Later in the day, you will love an opportunity to kick back and relax at home. Time for you!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This morning you’re thinking about money and how to get the best use out of your available resources. You might see new applications for something you already own. Later in the day, you’re busy! Short trips, conversations with others plus reading and writing will keep you hopping.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This morning you have a chance to steer things in your direction. You have specific wants and goals and you will go after them. Later in the afternoon, financial issues are your focus. Shopping or discussions about the earnings and possessions will be a priority.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t get your belly in a rash about something this morning because whatever it is, it will blow over very quickly. Later in the afternoon, when the Moon moves into your sign, you’re in charge. You will run the meeting. In fact, your luck is favoured!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A heated discussion with a friend or a member of a group might take place this morning. You might see better ways to spend money on a project or a shared goal? Later in the day, you’ll be happy to pull in your reins and seek some privacy. Just relax.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Tread carefully this morning, especially when talking to parents, bosses and VIPs. Because you have strong feelings about something, you could alienate someone in power or set them against you. (Don’t do this.) This afternoon is friendly! Enjoy the company of others.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Involved discussions about politics, religion or racial issues will grab your attention this morning. You might also have strong desires about travel plans. Later in the day, you are high viz., which means people notice you more than usual. Be aware of this.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Check out financial matters today, especially banking details, so that you know what’s going on. Later in the day, travel and a chance to escape somewhere will be your top priority. Do something different because you want adventure and a change of scenery! Go someplace you’ve never been before.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be accommodating with close friends and partners this morning. You have to go along to get along. Later in the day, financial discussions about inheritances and shared property might take place. Make sure you know what others expect of you, and what you can expect from them.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) shares your birthday today. Honesty and integrity are important to you. You are charming, articulate and extremely observant. You have skill with words. This year is a time of reflection and learning. Welcome more solitude and explore anything that increases your self-awareness. You might also teach someone this year.

December 16, 2022 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be better than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

DECEMBER 16 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Sagittarius who smiles on demand at the sight of a camera. You’re not shy when it comes to the attention being directly on you. People come to know your reputation before they know you. They say you are amusing, friendly and you bring the sunshine wherever you go. You live life with a happy smile.

I bet you are invited to all the parties; probably first on the list! It seems as though you are at your best with an audience. This is just the quality you’ll need if you are considering a job in the media or one that needs a grouping of people.

The December 16 birthday personality is someone who knows how to hold an intelligent conversation or even discuss their deepest emotions and fears. You won’t find many like you. You have a great attitude and friends, family and business minds trust your judgment. You like what money can offer you, but at the same time, you plan to live a long time. You’ll need it in the long run, and you know that saving and investing can earn you a comfortable lifestyle.

Let’s talk about your friends and lovers. As the December 16 zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are not an easy person to get to know. You may be a little intimidating or proud. A closed mouth is never fed! Don’t exclude those who love you, reach out to them when you need a hand. You feel the same way in relationships. You’re highly sexual beings, but when you’re not seeing anyone, you tend to keep to yourself.

The December 16 horoscope predicts that you can neglect your health. At least, you do as you please as you don’t like following rules on how or what to eat. You say, ‘enough with the daily requirements suggestions already.’ If it’s up to you, and it is, you will eat dinner at breakfast time and vice-versa.

Eating right and getting plenty of exercises will help you live longer and stronger, advises the 16th Sagittarius birthday meaning. Can you imagine winning a marathon at 70 years old? It’s possible. Exercise and the proper diet have more benefits than you know. It also relieves stress. Try an alternative lifestyle. You might turn out to love it and me for suggesting it.

As a means of employment, those born on this zodiac birthday, Sagittarius, are inventive individuals. You may have even started a profession of your own through a hobby or an idea you may have had. You know life is what you make it, but you don’t like setting goals, either. The future of person who born on 16 December can be rewarding provided they learn to have some focus in life.

As a rule, the December 16th astrology predicts that you don’t like being bossed around. You’d rather do your thing and let your gut instinct guide you in the direction that you think you should go. This is all well and fine but honey, you must plan for something if you are to accomplish anything. Let me tell you a secret. Life is too short to leave it in the hands of no one. Get on with Nike and “Just do it.”

Your friends and family members say this could be the reason why you get bored quickly. You don’t have anything to look forward to. You are creative. Why don’t you get away, do some traveling? Normally, this will give you a new perspective on things. As a career choice, the Sagittarius born today is capable of educating as a profession as well as consulting. Furthermore, careers in marketing could be a profitable decision, or you could choose one that will let you use your writing skills.

As success goes, you may have a different opinion of what it means as you are not a materialistic person at all. However, you’re somewhat the show-off. This December 16 birthday personality is private, and you will not tell people when you need help.

You’re stubborn, even with your health care professional. Imagine being stress-free because you can be if you eat right and exercise. While you may not be rich, this Sagittarius birthday person can be successful in their own right. When it comes to making a decision, whether it’s based on logical reasoning or your instinct, it’s all in your hands.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 16

Jyoti Amge, Kelenna Azubuike, BeethovenSteven Bochco, Mariza, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, JB Smoove

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 16

This Day That Year – December 16 In History

1932 – Massive earthquake in China leaves 70,000 people dead.
1940 – The heavyweight boxing title match between Al McCoy and Joe Louis leaves McCoy on the canvas in round 6.
1970 – USSR – first successful landing on Venus.
1972 –Miami Dolphins is first to hold the undefeated record with 14 wins and no losses.

December 16  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 16 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 16 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter which symbolizes moral values, honor, righteousness, generosity, and productivity.

December 16 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 16 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Tower. This card signifies sudden changes or revelations that can turn your world upside-down. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Wands and Queen of Pentacles

December 16 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Libra: This relationship will be enthusiastic and full of life.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: A relationship with the Twin will be subjective and unbearable.

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December 16 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for a leader who has the right balance of control and determination to become successful in life.
Number 7 – This number symbolizes an analytical thinker who seeks knowledge and wisdom.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Color For December 16 Birthday

Blue: This is the color of intuition, expanse, faith, strength, and confidence.

Lucky Days For December 16 Birthday

Thursday – This weekday ruled by Jupiter is symbolic of marketing your skills and beginning new ventures.
Monday – This weekday is ruled by planet Moon. It symbolizes how we react to new challenges with our heart and not our mind.

December 16 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise gemstone attracts wisdom, new friends, love and creativity.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 16

An expensive wrist watch for the Sagittarius man and a turquoise lucky charm for the woman. The December 16 birthday personality like gifts that light up their day.

December 16, 2022 Moon Goddess Current Phase


You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Last Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side will be dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. Also called a Third Quarter phase, it will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

Visit the December 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Last Quarter Phase

The Last Quarter on December 16 has an illumination of 49%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 16 the Moon is 22.27 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Last Quarter
Illumination: 49%
Moon Age: 22.27 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 394,571.42 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,216,837.32 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

December 16, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you want to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link


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For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

December 16, 2022
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Sagittarius 58
Moon:01 Libra 40
Mercury:14 Capricorn 17
Venus:08 Capricorn 31
Mars:12 Gemini 55 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 42
Saturn:21 Aquarius 02
Uranus:15 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:27 Capricorn 12

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 29
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 28

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 27
Pallas:24 Cancer 54 Rx
Juno:18 Pisces 39
Vesta:08 Pisces 22

Eris:23 Aries 59 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

December 16, 2022
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Sagittarius 53
Moon:00 Libra 37
Mercury:14 Capricorn 10
Venus:08 Capricorn 25
Mars:12 Gemini 56 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 42
Saturn:21 Aquarius 01
Uranus:15 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:27 Capricorn 12

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 29
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 27

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 25
Pallas:24 Cancer 55 Rx
Juno:18 Pisces 37
Vesta:08 Pisces 20

Eris:23 Aries 59 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

16 December 2022
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Sagittarius 35
Moon:26 Virgo 59
Mercury:13 Capricorn 47
Venus:08 Capricorn 03
Mars:13 Gemini 02 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 40
Saturn:21 Aquarius 00
Uranus:15 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 41
Pluto:27 Capricorn 12

True Lunar Node:12 Taurus 29
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Cancer 25

Chiron:11 Aries 57 Rx
Ceres:29 Virgo 20
Pallas:24 Cancer 58 Rx
Juno:18 Pisces 31
Vesta:08 Pisces 14

Eris:23 Aries 59 Rx


December 16th Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From TarotX 

Five Of Clouds

The Explanation of Five of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot

Has anyone ever told you that bamboo is more beautiful than oak, or oak trees are more valuable than bamboo? Do you think that oaks always wish to have a hollow trunk like bamboo? Bamboo is jealous of oak because it is bigger and has leaves that change color in the fall?

The idea of comparing two species itself sounds very funny, but people themselves seem to find this habit very hard to break.

Let’s face it, there will always be someone who is more beautiful than you, more talented, powerful, intelligent, even happier than you. And vice versa, there will always be people who are less than you in every way. The way to find out who you are is not by comparing yourself with others, but by looking to see whether you are filled with your own potential in the best way you know.

 The Energy of Five of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot Based on Osho’s Teachings

Five of Clouds Osho Zen brings inferiority, superiority. When you don’t compare, all inferiority, all superiority, disappears. Then you are, you are simply there. A small bush or a big high tree – it doesn’t matter; you are yourself. You are needed. A grass leaf is needed as much as the biggest star. Without the grass leaf, God will be less than he is.

This sound of the cuckoo is needed as much as any Buddha; the world will be less, will be less rich if this cuckoo disappears. Just look around. All are needed, and everything fits together. It is an organic unity: nobody is higher and nobody is lower, nobody superior, nobody inferior. Everybody is incomparably unique.


From therunesite.com


Sound: “r”
Stands for: Motion
Casting meaning: Raida simply means motion and it’s Gothic representation Reda adds to it the feminine power of the Mother Goddess.

Witch’s Rune

From GroveandGrotto.com

The Leaf (Ostara)

Growth, abundance, promise of harvest, good fortune.  A strong “maybe”


From A Druid Ogham 


Transcendence, humility, compassion

Tree: Fir (Abies spp.) or Elm (Ulmus spp.)

Letter: A

Ailm represents the enlightenment that comes of perspective. Its symbol looks like a cross post-resurrection. “He is risen”, meaning He has transcended suffering and has forgiven His persecutors and all mankind to boot. In Iolo Morganwg’s Druid prayer, Ailm is the “love of all existences” that transcends the karmic cycle. Drawing Ailm in any form is a call to look at one’s own personality and to ask “What am I here to learn?” Ailm is a perspective that comes from eons and many, many lives worth of experience. Only lived experience gives us compassion and detachment in balance. Ailm is also the divine aspect of humor. When you laugh an honest laugh rooted in humility, the gods laugh with you.

Though our culture tends to devalue anyone above the age of 40, we can acknowledge wisdom that comes with age, not in every case but reliably enough that it’s a valid stereotype that a person gets “older and wiser.” Having a bunch of lived experience can be quite helpful when it comes to solving life’s problems and making peace with its predicaments. The truly wise neither rush forward with unbalanced optimism nor shrink away with unbalanced pessimism; their information is better than that. They have the ability to read the winds before hoisting sails and attempting to journey across the sea.

Questions when you draw Ailm: …

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Fifteen/15

Ch’ien / Modesty

The Mountain does not overshadow the Plain surrounding it:
Such modest consideration in a Superior Person creates a channel through which excess flows to the needy.

Success if you carry things through.


The Cosmos is moving toward equilibrium.
Extremes are being tempered, excess is beginning to shift toward the empty.
You can use these moderating influences to strike a balance in the world around you.
Remember, though, that this Leveling will not come about through an arrogant confiscation of excess, but through subtler persuasions.
Modesty and moderation are the keys.

Angel Number

From angel-numbers.com


Your life or something in it is taking a turn for the better. Number five represents change.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Friday

From spells8.com

Magick Candle

Light a pink candle to connect with your most sensitive and receptive side, harmonizing bonds of friendship and love. Meditating with a pink candle helps relief depression and promotes self-love.

Ruling Deities

Áine, Eros, Aphrodite, Freyja, Hathor, Isis and Venus are rulers of Fridays.


Aventurine, Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.


Drink Hibiscus Tea to enhance your relationship with yourself and others. Hibiscus is an aphrodisiac flower, so it is closely related to love and sex. It has been used to make love potions and charms, as well as medicine.
Note: Expecting mothers should not take Hibiscus ¹.

December 16 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

755 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during Chinese Tang Dynasty

1598 Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point – in the final battle of the war Korean navy decisively defeats the Japanese

1620 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [NS: Dec 26]

1653 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1773 Boston tea party incident – Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act

1920 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000

1944 Nazi Germany launches a counteroffensive against the Allies in the Ardennes region of Belgium, beginning the ‘Battle of the Bulge’

1998 Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq

Today’s Historical Events

755 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during Chinese Tang Dynasty

882 Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII

1392 Nanboku-chō – Emperor Go-Kameyama of Japan abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu

1431 King Henry VI of England crowned King of France (only English monarch to wear both crowns)

1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama is 1st European to sail along Africa’s East Coast, names it Natal

1538 King Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants

1575 The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.

1577 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1913 Charlie Chaplin begins his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

1924 Noël Coward‘s “Vortex” premieres in London

1936 John Monks and Fred Finklehoff’s play “Brother Rat” premieres in New York City

1950 Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22

1951 NBC premiere of “Dragnet” in black and white

1962 “Lawrence of Arabia” film directed by David Lean and starring Peter O’Toole, is released in the United States

1967 “Playtime”, French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released

1968 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1767 Van Ritter von Glucks opera “Alceste” premieres

1877 Anton Bruckner‘s 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

1893 Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 – “New World Symphony” premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York

1926 Darius Milhaud‘s opera “Le Pauvre Matelot” premieres in Paris

1948 “Lend an Ear” opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances

1950 “Let’s Make an Opera” closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

1956 “Fanny” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

1960 “Wildcat” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1892 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW

1899 Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)

1918 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1922 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes

1922 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

1923 National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (11-0-1) repeat as champions

1926 MLB owners renew contract with Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for a second 7-years term

1927 Australian cricket’s batting maestro Don Bradman makes his 1st-class debut for NSW v South Australia at the Adelaide Oval finishing Day 1 on 65 not out

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Summer Solstice vs. Winter Solstice: Side-by-Side Time-lapse 2017

Summer Solstice vs. Winter Solstice: Side-by-Side Time-lapse

Synchronized side-by-side time-lapse of the summer solstice and winter solstice from Manchester, UK, at the latitude of 53.5°N. Music: Discovery One Orbits Jupiter by TeknoAXE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGH5G…)  

© Scott Richards 2017 •


Difference Between the Winter and Summer Solstices?

To understand the difference between summer and winter solstices, we need to have a clear understanding of the word solstice. We know that earth revolves around sun in an elliptical orbit, but it also spins around its own axis. This is an imaginary line going right across the planet from North Pole to South Pole. Fortunately for our planet, this axis is not perpendicular but tilted about 23.5 degrees and it is this tilt that gives us seasons on earth. This tilt makes one half of earth receive more direct rays from sun than the other half which remains away from earth.

The axis, when it tilts towards the sun, it makes northern hemisphere receive more direct rays from the sun than southern hemisphere. This phenomenon occurs between June and September and thus this is the period when it is summer season in the northern hemisphere. Again, this axis tilts away from the sun between December and March which is why we have winter season in the northern hemisphere during this period. While it is summers in northern hemisphere as it receives more direct rays from the sun, it is winter in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa in winters.

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