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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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Astronomical winter to begin Wednesday with the shortest day of the year

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 11:41am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton early tomorrow morning and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 3:44am on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. 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 […]

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Astronomical winter begins with the winter solstice on Monday

Monday, December 21st, 2015 8:31am MDT

Astronomical winter arrives in Thornton tonight and with the solstice also comes the shortest day of the year. Winter officially begins at 9:49pm 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 Northern […]

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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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Clear skies over Thornton provide prime lunar eclipse viewing

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 8:48am MDT

Late yesterday afternoon the weather didn’t look like it would cooperate and allow viewing of the rare winter solstice lunar eclipse but in the end Mother Nature was generous.  Some thin, high clouds cast a bit of a ‘fog’ over the start of the event but those cleared and the view was extraordinary. According to […]

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