Winter Solstice falls during stretch of mild weather


LET’S SEE WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY.>>BEFORE WE HAD CALENDARS TO TELL US, WE HAD THE SKY. HANNAH: THE SUN, PLANETS, STARS STILL TELL US WHAT TIME OF DAY AND YEAR IT IS.>>THIS WOULD BE WHAT WE WOULD CALL SUMMER AND THIS WOULD B WINTER. HANNAH: THAT ORNAMENT REPRESENTS EARTH. THE DECEMBER SOLSTICE FALLS AROUND THE 22ND AND THE NORTHERN HEMISPHE EVERY YEAR. THE ANCIENT ROMANS CELEBRATED IT THE BIRTH OF THE SUN. AS TIME WENT ON, OTHER CULTURES SYNCHRONIZED THEIR CELEBRATIONS WITH THE SOLSTICE. AS CHRISTIANITY SPREAD, IT INCORPORATED NUMBER OF THESE FESTIVALS. ONE WAS HAPPENING RIGHT AROUND NOW. HANNAH MILD AND WET WEATHER IS USHERING IN CHRISTMAS AND WINTER IN THE NORTHEAST THIS WEEK. A COLLEGE PROFESSOR SAYS THE FORECAST MOSTLY HAS TO DO WITH EL NIÑO ALTHOUGH THE SOLSTICE USUALLY MEANS COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE AHEAD. WINTER REALLY KIC IN ABOUT A MONTH AFTER SOLSTICE. IT LAGS ABOUT A MONTH. HANNAH T WINTER SOLSTICE MARKS WHEN THE EARTH’S AXIS IS POINTING MOST AWAY FROM THE SUN. THE GOOD NEWS IS THE SUNLIGHT IS

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