The American Grounhog

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day occurs on the day the earth reaches midpoint in orbit between solstice and equinox. February 2nd is an astronomical Cross-Quarter Day, one of four days in the year when the Earth is midway Read more…

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The Vernal Equinox

Spring Has Arrived! The Vernal Equinox What do you get in Springtime, when the Earth rolls around in its orbit to a place where,  if we Earthlings were to gaze up, the Sun lines up Read more…

Leap Day

First taxes, then Leap Seconds, now this. A Leap Day. We got an extra second tacked onto our clocks at the end of 2015. And an extra day was added February 29, 2016. We never Read more…