Astro Word of the Day: Winter Solstice.
The Sun enters Capricorn today, which always marks the Winter Solstice. This is the official start of the winter season. Many cultures see this as a celebration of light, since today is the longest night and shortest day (in the norther hemisphere). Build a fire or better yet, a bon fire, to celebrate the light in us all.
Now is the time to get up a bit before sunrise to see the Moon joining both Mars and Mercury. Yes, it's worth it and now is the time.