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Astronomical winter arrives Friday, offers the shortest day of the year

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 11:16am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Friday afternoon and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 3:23pm MST on Friday, December 21. The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away. This results in the shortest day […]

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Winter Solstice brings shortest day of the year, change of seasons

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 8:31am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton Thursday morning and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year.  Mother Nature as well appears set to bring in winter with a bit of a bang and a change in our recent mild, dry weather pattern. Winter officially begins at 9:28am MST on Thursday, December 21. The […]

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Winter Solstice brings shortest day of the year, change of seasons

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 7:10am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton today and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 4:03pm today.  The Winter Solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted at its furthest from the sun – 23.5 degrees away.  This results in the shortest day of the year in the […]

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Winter comes to a close as spring begins on Sunday

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 6:42am MDT

We are now in the waning hours of winter as spring is set to arrive in Thornton later today – at 5:21pm to be exact.  The changing of the seasons from winter to spring means longer days, warmer temperatures and a greening landscape. The Earth experiences seasons thanks to its 23 1/2 degree tilt.  As […]

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First day of fall brings summer-like weather

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 7:06am MDT

Today at 9:44am marks the Autumn Equinox – the first day of fall.  The days are definitely getting shorter and we are seeing less and less daylight.  The spring and autumn equinox mark the two days of the year  when the center of the Sun will spend a nearly equal amount of time above and […]

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