Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day 2009!

Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter, or an early arrival of spring?

Check it out, check-it-outers:

A look at the origin and history of Groundhog Day.

For those that appreciate the clockwork precision of astronomical events, this holiday falls on a cross-quarter date, the middle of astronomical winter, approximately mid-way between a solstice and an equinox.

I've always thought it peculiar that we rely on a rodent's shadow to predict the weather.

UPDATE: It's official... six more weeks of winter.

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