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Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review - Winter Solstice 2017

ByBellaOnline The Voice of Women

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Why do we end our year in the middle of winter? In the past, many cultures would begin each year at the Spring Equinox - as the world was awakening from its long slumber. It was the time of planting and growing. Of baby goats and lambs. This would seem to make more sense. It turns out that January 1st, the feast-day for the Roman god Janus, has its own special claim to fame. It is the day of our perihelion. This is when our Earth is the very closest to the sun. We have reached the near-point in our yearly orbit around the star which keeps us all alive. This means that, while it's currently winter in North America, it's still just a tiny bit warmer than winter would be for those in Australia. When Australia gets its winter, they are at the point of aphelion - when the Earth is furthest away from the sun. Perhaps that's a win for those in Australia who like to build snowmen :).

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Publication Date
Nov 30, 2018
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): BellaOnline The Voice of Women

Specifications

Pages
102
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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