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Maryland WeatherDo you remember what we were all doing a year ago on this date? Here's a hint: We were watching the weather forecasts as a weekend coastal storm threatened to dump heavy snow across the region on the night of......
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:On Tuesday, Dec. 21, we will hit the celestial trifecta with three red-letter events on the same date. It begins with the first total lunar eclipse since 2008, and the last visible here (weather permitting) until 2014.......
Tags: Science and Technology, Astronomy, Science
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Yes, that was a full moon last night. It was the first since the winter solstice, so that makes it the Moon After Yule, or the Old Moon. It would be nearly as full tonight, if you......
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Last week I told Dennis Ferguson that the sun’s “rise and set points slip south in winter, north in summer, creating our seasons.” I should have been more precise, and said they move south “with the...
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Punxsutawney Phil will be all over the TV this morning. But how many viewers know Groundhog Day’s origins as one of the year’s four “cross-quarter” days? This one falls halfway between the winter...
Maryland WeatherIt may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when......
According to my copy of Webster's Dictionary, the word "pageant" means "a spectacular exhibition" or a parade. And if you attach the word "winter," it would seem reasonable to expect some sort of seasonal celebration — something involving the...
Tags: Festive Events, Halloween, Holidays, Arts and Culture
This is what kind of roll the Ravens are on now: they've even inspired a love story. It's not a gauzy, Hallmark Channel tale, but a story of serendipity, fate and perseverance — and a football team at the center of it all. It stars an Overlea...
Wally Vait has a good eye for such things, so I'm not surprised that during a hike Saturday on the North Central Railroad Trail in Freeland, he spotted an Eastern garter snake on a sun-splashed rock. The question: What was it doing there, after one of the...
There may not be snow on the ground, but the cold spell forecast over the next week should help area ski resorts make enough snow for thousands of Alpine skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. When people think of snow sports, thoughts generally turn first...
The Hartford CourantThe world will definitely not come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, regardless of the Mayan calendar. There's no planetary Rapture in the near future, despite the wishful thinking of an apocalyptic few. For at least another billion years, Earth will spin,...
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