Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown 2016

Here’s what Christmas is all about:

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

Winter 2016 Starts Now

Winter 2016 Starts Now
Sorry Skyler, the extended forecast does not indicate a White Christmas.

Winter 2016 Starts Now  — Today, Dec. 21, is 2015’s winter solstice which is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.

If this website’s clock is properly synched it is 5:44  a.m.. EST.  and that means winter has started.

The word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” As per the Old Farmer’s Almanac: In the Northern Hemisphere, as summer advances to winter, the points on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets advance southward each day; the high point in the Sun’s daily path across the sky, which occurs at local noon, also moves southward each day.

At the winter solstice, the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The Sun is directly overhead at “high-noon” on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn.

Winter 2016 Starts Now

Quinhagak, Alaska Merry Christmas

This was uploaded to YouTube on Dec 20, 2010 and has become a bit of Christmas tradtion. It’s the then Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade class in Quinhagak, Alaska singing the Hallelujah Chorus from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah
Those kids are now in high school.

Quinhagak, Alaska Merry Christmas

Quinhagak, Alaska Merry Christmas