Winter Solstice came by yesterday (Monday Dec 21, 2009) at 12:57pm EST. We did a little dance around the fire to celebrate… ok.. it was the BBQ. But we still did celebrate!

From Phil of the bad astronomy site:
“The winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. However, it’s not when the Sun rises latest and sets earliest! The Earth has the unfortunate habit of orbiting the Sun in an ellipse, which screws things up a bit when it comes to timing.”