Winter Solstice Moon

The Winter Solstice coincided (roughly, by about twelve hours) with the full moon this year.

I thought, at work, that I’d miss the full(-ish) moon due to heavy rain storms that passed through all day, made work feel quite bleak every time I looked out the window, and made the drive home an adventure, but, about an hour after I got home and just as I was about to put in laundry, the rain stopped, the sky cleared off, and the full moon glowed crisply through the rapidly moving cloud cover.

Winter solstice. Full moon. As Steven Moffat put it in Doctor Who‘s A Christmas Carol, we are “halfway out of the dark,” and in about thirteen weeks, spring will arrive.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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