Thursday, February 02, 2006

That's Right Wood Chuck Chuckers, It's GROUNDHOG DAY!

For those of you who weren't aware, today is Groundhog Day. Bright and early this morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Phil is correct "100%" of the time.

As long as Phil sees his shadow, he's bound to be correct 100% of the time, because today marks six weeks until the spring equinox, the first day of spring. Groundhog day is a cross-quarter day, a day located halfway between an equinox and a solstice. Each season is 13 weeks long, meaning the Groundhog Day cross-quarter day occurs six-and-a-half weeks after the Winter Solstice (first day of winter) and six-and-a-half weeks before the Spring Equinox.

Enjoy your six remaining weeks of winter!

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