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Old 12-21-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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Happy winter solstice!!

Yes, the best day of the year in the northern hemisphere, IMO! We now are gaining daylight, eventhough we are coming into the coldest part of winter we have turned the corner towards spring/summer.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, All!
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Homer ak.
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as the days get longer it gets colder. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Winter solstice for you, and Christmas for me. My second happiest day is January 1st, our (wife and I) wedding anniversary
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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I can't wait for the daytime temps to stay under 80. Hit 86 today, although the car said 96 when I was driving around.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Happy winter solstice!!

Yes, the best day of the year in the northern hemisphere, IMO! We now are gaining daylight, eventhough we are coming into the coldest part of winter we have turned the corner towards spring/summer.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, All!
That is particularly true in Alaska. There is definitely an improvement in people's demeanor as we start gaining daylight again.

Strangely, Winter Solstice somehow got confused with the beginning of Winter, while the Summer Solstice is still correctly called Midsummer Eve.

Break-up may still be a full four months away, but at least we have reached the turning point.


Winter Solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I can't wait for the daytime temps to stay under 80. Hit 86 today, although the car said 96 when I was driving around.
Ouch! I could not function at 80F. I get hot if it reaches 75F, which, thankfully, is not very often. I keep my home at 65F, without air-conditioning.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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That is particularly true in Alaska. There is definitely an improvement in people's demeanor as we start gaining daylight again.

Strangely, Winter Solstice somehow got confused with the beginning of Winter, while the Summer Solstice is still correctly called Midsummer Eve.

Break-up may still be a full four months away, but at least we have reached the turning point.


Winter Solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska
Beautiful picture, thanks for sharing
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Ouch! I could not function at 80F. I get hot if it reaches 75F, which, thankfully, is not very often. I keep my home at 65F, without air-conditioning.
Unfortunately over the past few years, me too. Although I keep it at 70-72 with the AC. And it never turns off in the summer. It also never reaches that temp inside. (Except at night)
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Happy Belated Solstice, everybody!

I'd like to visit Fairbanks in December; I hear the have some celebrations (and no doubt in other parts of Alaska as well).

Nice photo, Glitch.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Happy Belated Solstice, everybody!

I'd like to visit Fairbanks in December; I hear the have some celebrations (and no doubt in other parts of Alaska as well).

Nice photo, Glitch.
Fur Rondy, in Anchorage, begins in February and lasts the entire month. It is Alaska's idea of a winter festival, culminating with the Iditarod at the beginning of March.
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