In Case You Missed the Lunar Eclipse on May 15 Nothern Hemisphere/16 Southern Hemisphere

What You Need to Know about the Lunar Eclipse

The Moon moves right to left, passing through the penumbra and umbra, leaving in its wake an eclipse diagram with the times at various stages of the eclipse. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio

What is a lunar eclipse?

lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.

How can I observe the eclipse?

You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color. A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.

The eastern half of the United States and all of South America will have the opportunity to see every stage of the lunar eclipse. Totality will be visible in much of Africa, western Europe, Central and South America, and most of North America.

Click here for more information about Lunar Eclipse from NASA – May 2022

Live Video of the Total Lunar Eclipse – May 15/16, 2022 (unhosted)

Black hole at the center of our Galaxy imaged for the first time

The second-ever direct image of a black hole — Sagittarius A*, at the centre of the Milky Way.Credit: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration

The Event Horizon Telescope network has captured the second-ever direct image of a black hole — called Sagittarius A* — at the center of the Milky Way.

Radio astronomers have imaged the super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. It is only the second-ever direct image of a black hole, after the same team unveiled a historic picture of a more distant black hole in 2019.

The long-awaited results, presented today by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, show an image reminiscent of the earlier one, with a ring of radiation surrounding a darker disk of precisely the size that was predicted from indirect observations and from Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity.

“Today, right this moment, we have direct evidence that this object is a black hole,” said astrophysicist Sara Issaoun of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at a press conference in Garching, Germany.

“We’ve been working on this for so long, every once and a while you have to pinch yourself and remember that this is the black hole at the centre of our Universe,” said computational-imaging researcher and former EHT team member Katie Bouman at a press conference in Washington, DC. “I mean, what’s more cool than seeing the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way?”

Black-hole observations …

Click here to read the rest of this article about the Milk Way’s Black Hole

Giant sinkhole with a forest inside found in China

I found this article to be interesting and informative.

Species unknown to science could be hiding in this gaping hole. A team of Chinese scientists has discovered a giant new sinkhole with a forest at its bottom.

I found this on NewsBreak: Giant sinkhole with a forest inside found in China https://share.newsbreak.com/11zjnnrz

Printable – May 2022 Northern Hemisphere Gardening/Planting Moon Calendar

May 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

From Astro-Seek.com

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

MAY

2022

Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

May 1
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 23:13
root Days
from 23:13

TaurusTaurus

May 2
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
May 3
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
May 4
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 11:15
flower Days
from 11:15

GeminiGemini

May 5
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
May 6
Fri
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
May 7
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 00:04
leaf Days
from 00:04

CancerCancer

May 8
Sun
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
May 9
Mon

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 11:37
fruit Days
from 11:37

LeoLeo

May 10
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
May 11
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 20:02
root Days
from 20:02

VirgoVirgo

May 12
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
May 13
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
May 14
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 00:42
flower Days
from 00:42

LibraLibra

May 15
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
May 16
Mon
FULL MOON
at 04:13
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 02:23
leaf Days
from 02:23

ScorpioScorpio

May 17
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
May 18
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 02:39
fruit Days
from 02:39

SagittariusSagittarius

May 19
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
May 20
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 03:15
root Days
from 03:15

CapricornCapricorn

May 21
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
May 22
Sun
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 05:42
flower Days
from 05:42

AquariusAquarius

May 23
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
May 24
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 10:56
leaf Days
from 10:56

PiscesPisces

May 25
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
May 26
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 19:08
fruit Days
from 19:08

AriesAries

May 27
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
May 28
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
May 29
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 05:45
root Days
from 05:45

TaurusTaurus

May 30
Mon
NEW MOON
at 11:30
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
root Days
TaurusTaurus
May 31
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 17:59
flower Days
from 17:59

GeminiGemini

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).

Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

Click here to see the Tropical Zodiac (By Seasons) Calendar from Astro-Seek.com

New swarms of sunspots are so gigantic they could devour Earth whole

I am not sure if I believe this story or not. But with all the activity from our Sun this year who knows.

https://share.newsbreak.com/ww47yiia

Scientists Come Up with Fresh Take on Moon Mystery

A very interesting article about the Moon’s surface and interior many, many millions of years ago.

https://share.newsbreak.com/urkkhkcj

Solar storm could supercharge northern lights as far south as New York | Space

https://www.space.com/solar-storm-northern-lights-april-2022

A 12,000-mile-deep ‘canyon of fire’ has opened on the sun, spitting intense solar wind toward Earth

Filaments of plasma escaped from a fiery canyon that opened on the sun’s surface on Sunday (April 3) releasing powerful streams of magnetized solar wind(opens in new tab) that might bring more auroras to Earth later this week. 

Use this link to read the rest of this important story: https://share.newsbreak.com/tabrv6cu

Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2022 – Starts March 13, 2022, at 2:00 AM Local Time

This article is from timeanddate.com. This is also a great website for converting time from one country to another one. This can be done by using this link  world clock time converter  This is the website I use to make sure I have the correct Greenwich Mean Time for the corresponding time on the daily Custom Planetary Position posts. Scroll down the list below to find the country you live in and the date the time may move ahead for one/1 hour. Not all countries move ahead and in some only part of the country does. Please bear with me as try to keep up with the times changes on the correct date for the Daily Custom Planetary Positions as I get a little confused when the time changes occur twice a year.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often referred to as “daylight savings” or “summer time.” When DST is not observed, it is called standard time or winter time.

The list below shows an overview of countries and territories with DST in 2022. For more details, see information for the first half of 2022 and the second half of 2022.

Note: This list may not be final. Sometimes countries, states, and territories make changes announced just days or weeks ahead of the time change.

Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 2022
Country Regions/States DST Start Date DST End Date
Afghanistan All locations No DST in 2022
Åland Islands All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Albania All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Algeria All locations No DST in 2022
American Samoa All locations No DST in 2022
Andorra All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Angola All locations No DST in 2022
Anguilla All locations No DST in 2022
Antarctica Most locations No DST in 2022
Some locations Sunday, September 25 Sunday, April 3
Palmer Station DST all year in 2022
Troll Station Sunday, March 20 Sunday, October 30
Antigua and Barbuda All locations No DST in 2022
Argentina All locations No DST in 2022
Armenia All locations No DST in 2022
Aruba All locations No DST in 2022
Australia Most locations Sunday, October 2 Sunday, April 3
QueenslandNorthern TerritoryWestern Australia No DST in 2022
Lord Howe Island Sunday, October 2 Sunday, April 3
Austria All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Azerbaijan All locations No DST in 2022
Bahrain All locations No DST in 2022
Bangladesh All locations No DST in 2022
Barbados All locations No DST in 2022
Belarus All locations No DST in 2022
Belgium All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Belize All locations No DST in 2022
Benin All locations No DST in 2022
Bermuda All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Bhutan All locations No DST in 2022
Bolivia All locations No DST in 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Botswana All locations No DST in 2022
Brazil All locations No DST in 2022
British Indian Ocean Territory All locations No DST in 2022
British Virgin Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Brunei All locations No DST in 2022
Bulgaria All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Burkina Faso All locations No DST in 2022
Burundi All locations No DST in 2022
Cabo Verde All locations No DST in 2022
Cambodia All locations No DST in 2022
Cameroon All locations No DST in 2022
Canada Most locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
much of SaskatchewanYukon, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of Ontario No DST in 2022
Caribbean Netherlands All locations No DST in 2022
Cayman Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Central African Republic All locations No DST in 2022
Chad All locations No DST in 2022
Chile Most locations Sunday, September 4 Sunday, April 3
Some locations DST all year in 2022
Easter Island Saturday, September 3 Saturday, April 2
China All locations No DST in 2022
Christmas Island All locations No DST in 2022
Clipperton Island All locations No DST in 2022
Cocos (Keeling) Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Colombia All locations No DST in 2022
Comoros All locations No DST in 2022
Congo All locations No DST in 2022
Congo Democratic Republic All locations No DST in 2022
Cook Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Costa Rica All locations No DST in 2022
Cote d’Ivoire All locations No DST in 2022
Croatia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Cuba All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Curaçao All locations No DST in 2022
Cyprus All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Czechia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Denmark All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Djibouti All locations No DST in 2022
Dominica All locations No DST in 2022
Dominican Republic All locations No DST in 2022
East Timor All locations No DST in 2022
Ecuador All locations No DST in 2022
Egypt All locations No DST in 2022
El Salvador All locations No DST in 2022
Equatorial Guinea All locations No DST in 2022
Eritrea All locations No DST in 2022
Estonia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Eswatini All locations No DST in 2022
Ethiopia All locations No DST in 2022
Falkland Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Faroe Islands All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Fiji All locations Sunday, November 13 Does not end this year
Finland All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
France All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
French Guiana All locations No DST in 2022
French Polynesia All locations No DST in 2022
French Southern Territories All locations No DST in 2022
Gabon All locations No DST in 2022
Gambia All locations No DST in 2022
Georgia All locations No DST in 2022
Germany All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Ghana All locations No DST in 2022
Gibraltar All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Greece All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Greenland Most locations Saturday, March 26 Saturday, October 29
Some locations No DST in 2022
Ittoqqortoormiit Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Thule Air Base Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Grenada All locations No DST in 2022
Guadeloupe All locations No DST in 2022
Guam All locations No DST in 2022
Guatemala All locations No DST in 2022
Guernsey All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Guinea All locations No DST in 2022
Guinea-Bissau All locations No DST in 2022
Guyana All locations No DST in 2022
Haiti All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Honduras All locations No DST in 2022
Hong Kong All locations No DST in 2022
Hungary All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Iceland All locations No DST in 2022
India All locations No DST in 2022
Indonesia All locations No DST in 2022
Iran All locations Tuesday, March 22 Thursday, September 22
Iraq All locations No DST in 2022
Ireland All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Isle of Man All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Israel All locations Friday, March 25 Sunday, October 30
Italy All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Jamaica All locations No DST in 2022
Japan All locations No DST in 2022
Jersey All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Jordan All locations Friday, February 25 Friday, October 28
Kazakhstan All locations No DST in 2022
Kenya All locations No DST in 2022
Kiribati All locations No DST in 2022
Kosovo All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Kuwait All locations No DST in 2022
Kyrgyzstan All locations No DST in 2022
Laos All locations No DST in 2022
Latvia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Lebanon All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Lesotho All locations No DST in 2022
Liberia All locations No DST in 2022
Libya All locations No DST in 2022
Liechtenstein All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Lithuania All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Luxembourg All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Macau All locations No DST in 2022
Madagascar All locations No DST in 2022
Malawi All locations No DST in 2022
Malaysia All locations No DST in 2022
Maldives All locations No DST in 2022
Mali All locations No DST in 2022
Malta All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Marshall Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Martinique All locations No DST in 2022
Mauritania All locations No DST in 2022
Mauritius All locations No DST in 2022
Mayotte All locations No DST in 2022
Mexico Most locations Sunday, April 3 Sunday, October 30
Baja California, much of Chihuahua, much of Tamaulipas, much of Nuevo León Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
SonoraQuintana Roo No DST in 2022
Micronesia All locations No DST in 2022
Moldova All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Monaco All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Mongolia All locations No DST in 2022
Montenegro All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Montserrat All locations No DST in 2022
Morocco All locations Sunday, May 8 Sunday, March 27
Mozambique All locations No DST in 2022
Myanmar All locations No DST in 2022
Namibia All locations No DST in 2022
Nauru All locations No DST in 2022
Nepal All locations No DST in 2022
Netherlands All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
New Caledonia All locations No DST in 2022
New Zealand All locations Sunday, September 25 Sunday, April 3
Nicaragua All locations No DST in 2022
Niger All locations No DST in 2022
Nigeria All locations No DST in 2022
Niue All locations No DST in 2022
Norfolk Island All locations Sunday, October 2 Sunday, April 3
North Korea All locations No DST in 2022
North Macedonia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Northern Mariana Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Norway All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Oman All locations No DST in 2022
Pakistan All locations No DST in 2022
Palau All locations No DST in 2022
Palestine All locations Saturday, March 26 Friday, October 28
Panama All locations No DST in 2022
Papua New Guinea All locations No DST in 2022
Paraguay All locations Sunday, October 2 Sunday, March 27
Peru All locations No DST in 2022
Philippines All locations No DST in 2022
Pitcairn Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Poland All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Portugal All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Puerto Rico All locations No DST in 2022
Qatar All locations No DST in 2022
Reunion All locations No DST in 2022
Romania All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Russia All locations No DST in 2022
Rwanda All locations No DST in 2022
Saint Helena All locations No DST in 2022
Saint Kitts and Nevis All locations No DST in 2022
Saint Lucia All locations No DST in 2022
Saint Martin All locations No DST in 2022
Saint Pierre and Miquelon All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines All locations No DST in 2022
Samoa All locations No DST in 2022
San Marino All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Sao Tome and Principe All locations No DST in 2022
Saudi Arabia All locations No DST in 2022
Senegal All locations No DST in 2022
Serbia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Seychelles All locations No DST in 2022
Sierra Leone All locations No DST in 2022
Singapore All locations No DST in 2022
Sint Maarten All locations No DST in 2022
Slovakia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Slovenia All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Solomon Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Somalia All locations No DST in 2022
South Africa All locations No DST in 2022
South Georgia/Sandwich Is. All locations No DST in 2022
South Korea All locations No DST in 2022
South Sudan All locations No DST in 2022
Spain All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Sri Lanka All locations No DST in 2022
St. Barts All locations No DST in 2022
Sudan All locations No DST in 2022
Suriname All locations No DST in 2022
Sweden All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Switzerland All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Syria All locations Friday, March 25 Friday, October 28
Taiwan All locations No DST in 2022
Tajikistan All locations No DST in 2022
Tanzania All locations No DST in 2022
Thailand All locations No DST in 2022
The Bahamas All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Togo All locations No DST in 2022
Tokelau All locations No DST in 2022
Tonga All locations No DST in 2022
Trinidad and Tobago All locations No DST in 2022
Tunisia All locations No DST in 2022
Turkey All locations No DST in 2022
Turkmenistan All locations No DST in 2022
Turks and Caicos Islands All locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Tuvalu All locations No DST in 2022
Uganda All locations No DST in 2022
Ukraine Most locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Auton. Republic of CrimeaLuhanskDonetsk No DST in 2022
United Arab Emirates All locations No DST in 2022
United Kingdom All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
United States Most locations Sunday, March 13 Sunday, November 6
Hawaii, most of Arizona No DST in 2022
Uruguay All locations No DST in 2022
US Minor Outlying Islands All locations No DST in 2022
US Virgin Islands All locations No DST in 2022
Uzbekistan All locations No DST in 2022
Vanuatu All locations No DST in 2022
Vatican City (Holy See) All locations Sunday, March 27 Sunday, October 30
Venezuela All locations No DST in 2022
Vietnam All locations No DST in 2022
Wallis and Futuna All locations No DST in 2022
Western Sahara All locations Sunday, May 8 Sunday, March 27
Yemen All locations No DST in 2022
Zambia All locations No DST in 2022
Zimbabwe All locations No DST in 2022

Worldwide February 2022 Holidays

(Sorry, this is a few days late.)

Holiday date Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Tue, February 1 Federal Territory Day Malaysia (KUL, LBN, PJY) Common Local Holiday
Tue, February 1 Work Naked Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Tue, February 1 Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime Bulgaria Observance
Tue, February 1 National Freedom Day United States Observance
Tue, February 1 Abolition of Slavery Mauritius Public Holiday
Tue, February 1 National Heroes’ Day Rwanda Public Holiday
Tue, February 1 Black History Month Multiple [Show] Observance
Tue, February 1 National Get Up Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Tue, February 1 National Serpent Day Unofficial (Animals)
Tue, February 1 Chinese New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Tue, February 1 Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Tue, February 1 Lunar New Year (First Day) Macau Public Holiday
Tue, February 1 Lunar New Year’s Day Mongolia Public Holiday
Tue, February 1 Seollal South Korea Public Holiday
Tue, February 1 Chinese New Year’s Day Taiwan National Holiday
Tue, February 1 Vietnamese New Year Vietnam National Holiday
Wed, February 2 Candlemas Mexico Observance
Wed, February 2 Feast of Candelaria Bolivia Observance
Wed, February 2 Groundhog Day Multiple [Show] Unofficial (Animals)
Wed, February 2 World Wetlands Day International (Nature & Environment)
Wed, February 2 Day of the Crêpe Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 2 Play Your Ukulele Day Unofficial (Hobby & CreativityArt & Entertainment)
Wed, February 2 National Heavenly Hash Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 2 National Tater Tot Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 2 National Girls and Women in Sports Day Unofficial (Sports)
Wed, February 2 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China National Holiday
Wed, February 2 Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Wed, February 2 Lunar New Year (Second Day) Macau Public Holiday
Wed, February 2 Second Day of Lunar New Year Mongolia Public Holiday
Wed, February 2 Seollal Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Wed, February 2 Chinese New Year Holiday 1 Taiwan National Holiday
Wed, February 2 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Thu, February 3 Our Lady of Suyapa Honduras Observance
Thu, February 3 Commemoration of the Batepá Massacre Sao Tome and Principe Public Holiday
Thu, February 3 Mozambican Heroes Day Mozambique Public Holiday
Thu, February 3 National Day the Music Died Day Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Thu, February 3 National Carrot Cake Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, February 3 National Missing Persons Day Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Thu, February 3 National Women Physicians Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Thu, February 3 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Thu, February 3 Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Thu, February 3 Lunar New Year (Third Day) Macau Public Holiday
Thu, February 3 Third Day of Lunar New Year Mongolia Public Holiday
Thu, February 3 Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Taiwan National Holiday
Thu, February 3 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Fri, February 4 World Cancer Day International (Awareness & CauseHealth & Body)
Fri, February 4 Farmer’s Day Taiwan Observance
Fri, February 4 National Day Sri Lanka Public Holiday
Fri, February 4 Liberation Movement Day Angola Public Holiday
Fri, February 4 Stuffed Mushroom Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 4 Rosa Parks Day United States (California, Missouri) Local Observance
Fri, February 4 National Hemp Day Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
Fri, February 4 National Thank a Mail Carrier Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Fri, February 4 National Homemade Soup Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 4 National Create a Vacuum day Unofficial (Science)
Fri, February 4 National Wear Red Day United States Unofficial (Health & Body)
Fri, February 4 Bubble Gum Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Fri, February 4 Vasant Panchami India Multiple Types
Fri, February 4 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Fri, February 4 Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Taiwan National Holiday
Fri, February 4 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Sat, February 5 Unity Day Burundi Public Holiday
Sat, February 5 Kashmir Day Pakistan Public Holiday
Sat, February 5 Chocolate Fondue Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, February 5 Feast of St Agatha San Marino National Holiday
Sat, February 5 World Nutella Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, February 5 National Shower with a Friend Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Sat, February 5 National Weatherperson’s Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Sat, February 5 Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyFood & Drinks)
Sat, February 5 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Sat, February 5 Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Taiwan National Holiday
Sat, February 5 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Sun, February 6 Waitangi Day New Zealand National Holiday
Sun, February 6 The Saami people’s day Norway Flag Day
Sun, February 6 National Lame Duck Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Sun, February 6 National Frozen Yogurt Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation International (Health & Body)
Sun, February 6 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Mon, February 7 Independence Day Grenada Public Holiday
Mon, February 7 e-Day Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Mon, February 7 National Periodic Table Day Unofficial (Education & ReadingScience)
Mon, February 7 National Send a Card to a Friend Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Mon, February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, February 7 National Football Hangover Day Unofficial (Sports)
Mon, February 7 Day off for Constitution Day Mexico National Holiday
Mon, February 7 Waitangi Day observed New Zealand National Holiday
Tue, February 8 Prešeren Day Slovenia National Holiday
Tue, February 8 Laugh and Get Rich Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Tue, February 8 National Boy Scouts Day Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity)
Tue, February 8 National Kite Flying Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Tue, February 8 Safer Internet Day International (Products & Technology )
Tue, February 8 National Sports Day Qatar Public Holiday
Wed, February 9 St Maron’s Day Lebanon Public Holiday
Wed, February 9 National Pizza Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 9 National Toothache Day Unofficial (Health & Body)
Wed, February 9 National Bagel and Lox Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, February 10 Feast of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck Malta National Holiday
Thu, February 10 National Umbrella Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Thu, February 10 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 11 National Foundation Day Japan National Holiday
Fri, February 11 Anniversary of the foundation of Vatican City Holy See (Vatican City) National Holiday
Fri, February 11 World Day of the Sick International (Awareness & CauseHealth & Body)
Fri, February 11 Armed Forces Day Liberia Public Holiday
Fri, February 11 Youth Day Cameroon Public Holiday
Fri, February 11 National Make a Friend Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Fri, February 11 National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Fri, February 11 National White Shirt Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Fri, February 11 National Shut-In Visitation Day Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Fri, February 11 National Peppermint Patty Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 11 National Inventors’ Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Fri, February 11 Lincoln’s Birthday observed United States (CT, IL, MO, NY) State Holiday
Fri, February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science International (Science)
Fri, February 11 Revolution Day Iran National Holiday
Sat, February 12 Union Day Myanmar Public Holiday
Sat, February 12 Darwin Day Unofficial (Nature & EnvironmentScience)
Sat, February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday United States (Florida) Multiple Types
Sat, February 12 National Plum Pudding Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 13 World Radio Day International (Products & Technology )
Sun, February 13 National Cheddar Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 13 National Tortellini Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 13 Mother’s Day Norway Observance
Mon, February 14 St. Valentine’s Day Czech Republic Observance
Mon, February 14 Valentine’s Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Mon, February 14 Library Lovers Day Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Mon, February 14 Statehood Day in Arizona United States (Arizona) Local Observance
Mon, February 14 National Organ Donor Day Unofficial (Awareness & CauseHealth & Body)
Mon, February 14 National Ferris Wheel Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Mon, February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, February 14 National Clean Out Your Computer Day Unofficial (Products & Technology Activity & Action)
Mon, February 14 Royal Hobart Regatta Australia (Tasmania*) State Holiday
Tue, February 15 Parinirvana Day Buddhist
Tue, February 15 National Flag of Canada Day Canada Observance
Tue, February 15 Total Defense Day Singapore Observance
Tue, February 15 Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia Serbia National Holiday
Tue, February 15 Day of Ashakalia Kosovo Observance
Tue, February 15 Susan B Anthony’s Birthday United States (Ca , Fl , Ny , Wi) Local Observance
Tue, February 15 Singles Awareness Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Tue, February 15 National Gumdrop Day Unofficial (Food & DrinksFun & Joy)
Tue, February 15 Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday United States (CA, FL, NY, WI) Local Observance
Tue, February 15 Lantern Festival Multiple [Show] Observance
Tue, February 15 Birthday of Imam Ali Iran National Holiday
Tue, February 15 Tourism Day Taiwan Observance
Wed, February 16 Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia (Day 2) Serbia National Holiday
Wed, February 16 Birth date of Kim Jong Il North Korea Public Holiday
Wed, February 16 Restoration of the State Lithuania National Holiday
Wed, February 16 Remembrance of Archbishop Janani Luwum Uganda Public Holiday
Wed, February 16 National Almond Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 16 National Do A Grouch a Favor Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Wed, February 16 Elizabeth Peratrovich Day United States (Alaska) Local Observance
Thu, February 17 Independence Day of the Republic of Kosovo Kosovo Official Holiday
Thu, February 17 Libyan Revolution Day Libya Public Holiday
Thu, February 17 National Random Acts of Kindness Day Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Thu, February 17 National Cabbage Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 18 Independence Day Gambia Public Holiday
Fri, February 18 National Drink Wine Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 18 National Battery Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Fri, February 18 National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 18 National Caregivers Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Sat, February 19 Shivaji Jayanti India Restricted Holiday
Sat, February 19 State Flag of Turkmenistan Day Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Sat, February 19 Chinese Spring Festival Mauritius Public Holiday
Sat, February 19 Constantin Brancusi Day Romania Observance
Sat, February 19 National Lash Day Unofficial (Health & BodyLifestyle)
Sat, February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 20 World Day of Social Justice International (Awareness & Cause)
Sun, February 20 Hoodie Hoo Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Sun, February 20 National Love Your Pet Day Unofficial (Animals)
Sun, February 20 National Cherry Pie Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, February 21 International Mother Language Day International (Education & Reading)
Mon, February 21 Father Lini Day Vanuatu Public Holiday
Mon, February 21 Language Martyrs’ Day Bangladesh Public Holiday
Mon, February 21 King Harald V’s day Norway Flag Day
Mon, February 21 National Sticky Bun Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, February 21 Presidents’ Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, February 21 Islander Day Canada (Prince Edward Island) Common Local Holiday
Mon, February 21 Family Day Canada (AB, BC, NB, ON, SK) Common Local Holiday
Mon, February 21 Nova Scotia Heritage Day Canada (Nova Scotia) Common Local Holiday
Mon, February 21 Louis Riel Day Canada (Manitoba) Common Local Holiday
Mon, February 21 Daisy Gatson Bates Day United States (Arkansas) State Holiday
Mon, February 21 President’s Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Mon, February 21 Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day Zimbabwe Public Holiday
Tue, February 22 Independence Day Saint Lucia Public Holiday
Tue, February 22 Single Tasking Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, February 22 Be Humble Day Unofficial (Relationships & FamilyActivity & Action)
Tue, February 22 National Margarita Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, February 22 National Cook a Sweet Potato Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, February 22 World Spay Day Unofficial (Animals)
Wed, February 23 Defender of the Fatherland Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Wed, February 23 Mashramani (Republic Day) Guyana Public Holiday
Wed, February 23 National Day Brunei Public Holiday
Wed, February 23 National Banana Bread Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, February 23 National Dog Biscuit Day Unofficial (Animals)
Wed, February 23 National Tile Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Wed, February 23 Emperor’s Birthday Japan National Holiday
Thu, February 24 Flag Day Mexico Observance
Thu, February 24 Independence Day Estonia National Holiday
Thu, February 24 Dragobete Romania Observance
Thu, February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, February 24 National Chili Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, February 24 National Toast Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, February 24 Feast of Saint Vartan Armenia Observance
Fri, February 25 People Power Anniversary Philippines Observance
Fri, February 25 National Day Kuwait Official Holiday
Fri, February 25 Revolution Day Suriname Public Holiday
Fri, February 25 Choiseul Province Day Solomon Islands Local Holiday
Fri, February 25 National Chocolate Covered Nut Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 25 National Clam Chowder Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, February 25 Skip the Straw Day Unofficial (Awareness & CauseNature & Environment)
Fri, February 25 Yukon Heritage Day Canada (Yukon) Local Holiday
Sat, February 26 Liberation Day Kuwait Official Holiday
Sat, February 26 National Pistachio Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, February 26 National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Sat, February 26 Carnival Panama Observance
Sat, February 26 Carnival Saturday Brazil Observance
Sat, February 26 World Sword Swallowers Day Unofficial (Hobby & CreativityWeird & Obscure)
Sun, February 27 Independence Day Dominican Republic National Holiday
Sun, February 27 Special Operations Forces Day Russia De Facto Holiday
Sun, February 27 No Brainer Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Sun, February 27 National Kahlua Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 27 National Strawberry Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, February 27 National Polar Bear Day Unofficial (AnimalsAwareness & Cause)
Sun, February 27 National Retro Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Sun, February 27 Carnival Multiple [Show] Observance
Sun, February 27 Carnival Sunday Brazil Observance
Mon, February 28 228 Memorial Day Taiwan National Holiday
Mon, February 28 Linus Pauling Day United States (Oregon) Local Observance
Mon, February 28 Day of Andalucía Spain (Andalusia) Local Holiday
Mon, February 28 National Public Sleeping Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Mon, February 28 National Chocolate Souffle Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, February 28 National Floral Design Day Unofficial (Art & EntertainmentHobby & Creativity)
Mon, February 28 National Tooth Fairy Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyActivity & Action)
Mon, February 28 Rare Disease Day Unofficial (Awareness & CauseHealth & Body)
Mon, February 28 Carnival Monday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, February 28 Carnival Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, February 28 Al Isra’ wal Miraj Jordan Observance
Mon, February 28 Shrove Monday Germany Observance

From HolidaysCalendar.com

February 2, 2022 Groundhog Day USA – Did He See His Shadow or Not?

We have one groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, that says 6 more weeks of winter, while the other, Woodstock Willie, says an early spring. Taking my 4 fur kids out this morning in a snowstorm I for one go with Punxsutawney Phil who has been the predicating Groundhog since 1886. It is my understanding that all the Groundhogs used over the years are descendants of the first Punxsutawney Phil.

Taped  live of Punxsutawney Phil  from MSN.com

Punxsutawney Phil has given us his highly anticipated annual weather prediction for Groundhog Day—six more weeks of winter.

Every year, on February 2, people across the U.S. turn to a familiar meteorological marmot to determine whether the end of the winter season is in sight in a popular tradition known as Groundhog Day.

The customary ceremony is held each year at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, where people gather to await Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction.

According to tradition, if Punxsutawney Phil spots his shadow and the weather is clear, another six weeks of winter lie ahead. However, if he does not see his shadow and the day is overcast, we’re set for an early spring.

In this instance, Phil did catch a glimpse of his shadow, indicating that six more weeks of winter loom.

When watching and reading this next part keep in mind, we are in the middle of our first major snowstorm this winter. So, we are under heavy cloud cover with no sign of the warming Sun in sight🤣

For those in the Midwestern United States here is

Woodstock Willie from Woodstock, Illinois taped live on abc7chicago.com

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (WLS) — Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, predicting an early spring.

He was joined by the Groundhog Polka Band and hundreds of spectators at the northwest suburb’s historic town square.

The crowd cheered after it was announced Willie had not seen his shadow, signaling an early spring. If Willie had seen his shadow, it would mean six more weeks of winter.

WATCH: Woodstock Willie can’t contain his excitement at seeing shadow on Groundhog Day 2017

Sunset Time for the Shortest Day of 2021 for the Northern Hemisphere

 

The shortest day of the year, in terms of daylight, is December 21, the winter solstice. But the days will actually begin to feel a bit longer two weeks before the solstice. That’s because the earliest sunset of the year happens before the solstice, and in 2021, it occurs on Tuesday, December 7.

For more about the shortest day of 2021 click here 

From The Farmers Almanac

 

Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Daylight

8:09 am – 4:23 pm
8 hours, 13 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 4:11:59 pm
Sun Direction: 232.10° SW
Sun Altitude: 1.02°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 4:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 8:09 am 126° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:23 pm 234° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

London, England, Europe

Daylight

7:51 am – 3:52 pm
8 hours

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 3:19:11 pm
Sun Direction: 226.54° SW
Sun Altitude: 3.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 3:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:51 am 127° Southeast
Sunset Today: 3:52 pm 233° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

New York,, New York, USA

Daylight

7:06 am – 4:28 pm
9 hours, 22 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 10:08:33 am
Sun Direction: 155.25° SSE
Sun Altitude: 22.60°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 10:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:06 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:28 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daylight

7:04 am – 4:19 pm
9 hours, 15 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 9:02:02 am
Sun Direction: 141.98° SE
Sun Altitude: 15.65°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 9:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:04 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 240° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Length

Phoenix, Arizonia, USA

Daylight

7:19 am – 5:20 pm
10 hours, 1 minute

Current Time: Dec 7, 2021 at 8:09:45 am
Sun Direction: 124.20° SE
Sun Altitude: 8.30°
Sun Distance: 91.578 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 8:59 am (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:19 am 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:20 pm 243° Southwest
 
 

Rise/Set Times

Day/Night Lengt

Los Angeles, California, USA

Daylight

6:45 am – 4:43 pm
9 hours, 58 minutes

15 Must-See Astronomy Events in the December Night Sky (2021)

From spacetourismguide.com

While December is a month of extremes – cold and dark in the northern hemisphere and opposite in the southern – it’s also one of the best months of the year for amateur astronomers and stargazers.

A series of meteor showers occur in such quick succession that you might almost grow tired of wishing on ‘shooting stars;’ there are also good opportunities to spot solar system neighbors, watch the celestial dance of our Sun and Moon, and mark the astronomical calendar with the December solstice. Whatever drives you out to enjoy the night sky this month, be sure to bundle up – even in the southern hemisphere, it gets chilly at night.

If you need a telescope to help enjoy this month’s night sky events, we have a guide to the best stargazing telescopes and binoculars. On that page you’ll find resources on how to find a good piece of astronomical equipment that fits your budget and helps unlock the wonders of the December night sky. Ready to explore? Read on for all of the December night sky events you can see in the coming month.

Table of Contents

December 2 – Peak of the Pheonicid Meteor Shower

December 4 – Total Solar Eclipse

December 6 – Peak of the φ-Cassiopeid Meteor Shower

December 7 – Conjunction of the Moon & Saturn

December 7 – Peak of the Puppid-Velid Meteor Shower

December 7 – Venus at Greatest Brightness

December 9 – Conjunction of the Moon & Jupiter

December 9 – Peak of the Monocerotid Meteor Shower

December 10 – Asteroid 44 Nysa at Opposition

December 12 – Peak of the σ-Hydrid Meteor Shower

December 14 – Peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower

December 16 – Peak of the Comae Berenicid Meteor Shower

December 19 – Peak of the December Leonis Minorid Meteor Shower

December 21 – December Solstice

December 22 – Peak of the Ursid Meteor Shower