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Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year when the sun appears at noontime to be at its lowest altitude above the horizon of the year. It occurs around December 20-22 in the Northern Hemisphere and around June 20-22 in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice marks the moment when Sun is at ...
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Saturnalia

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman holiday held from December 17th or the first day of Capricorn, the house of Saturn and lasted from one to five days variously through its history. The celebration of Saturnalia continued into the 4th century C.E. Like many Roman festivals, Saturnalia had public and private ...
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Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth causing the Sun to be fully or partially obscured by the Moon, as seen from Earth. This happens only during the New Moon and is only visible during daylight hours. A total eclipse happens when the moon appears large enough in ...
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Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a type of clear quartz that is stained brown or black. The dark color occurs when free silicon within the stone is irradiated. This occurs naturally in the environment though it can be reproduced artificially in a laboratory. Lab-darkened quartz is often exceptionally dark and uniform in color ...
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Stinging Nettle

Ortica dioica Other Names devil's claw, devil's plaything, nettle, burn nettle, burn hazel, burn weed Stinging nettle is a common weed found in moist shady places in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are perennial, growing up to 4 feet tall in the summer and dying back in the winter ...
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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare A member of the compositae family has diagnostic yellow flowers similar in form to dandelions, but much more compact and lacking rays flowers. The flowers appear in heads in late summer and early autumn. They smell somewhat like camphor. The foliage is fern-like and the leaves are alternate, ...
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