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2011-12-23 01:45:00

Roadfish.com has released its annual 6 ways to enjoy the winter solstice list. The winter solstice falls on December 22nd, 2011 and is the longest night of the year. Minden, Nevada (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 The winter Solstice falls on December 22nd this year, and RoadFish.com has released its list of 6 Ways To Enjoy The Winter Solstice. The author of the article is said in an interview, "With an estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States suffering from depression according to Mental...

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2011-06-20 12:52:55

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

Hundreds of Lights, Live Music and Holiday Activities Create a Festive Occasion at the Garden Naples, FL (Vocus) December 7, 2010 On December 16, 2010 Naples Botanical Garden begins its annual Winter Solstice Celebration, sponsored by Home-Tech, from 6-8 p.m. During December 16 -23 and again from December 26-30 from 6-8 p.m. visitors will enjoy special holiday activities and live musical entertainment as they walk along Garden pathways lit by hundreds of tiki-torches to the Solstice...

2010-11-29 07:30:00

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/NE07998) News Facts: Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced that SOLSTICE, one of North America's largest sunglass specialty retailers, is taking its first step into the ecommerce arena by announcing the launch of its new online retail store www.solsticesunglasses.com built on the Demandware® Commerce platform. As part of a long-term...

2010-11-15 11:13:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique, one of North America's largest sunglass specialty retailers, is taking its first step into the e-commerce arena by announcing the launch of its new online retail store www.solsticesunglasses.com. As part of a long-term strategy to sell across multiple channels, SOLSTICE has developed a new standard for selling luxury eyewear online to reach a more style-conscious, digitally connected fan base. The site goes live on...


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Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Ecliptic -- The ecliptic is the geometric plane that contains the orbit of the Earth. The orbits of most planets in the Solar System lie very close to it. Seen from the Earth, this is the great circle on the celestial sphere that contains the different positions of the Sun relative to the background stars throughout the year, and most planets can be seen close this circle. The zodiac also lies along the plane of the ecliptic. Because there are about 365.25 days in a year and 360...

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Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.