From tomorrow the days start to get longer, and not a moment too soon for me. We'll try to glimpse the full moon lunar eclipse that will occur tonight, though it seems unlikely that the cloud cover will lift. There's only been one other lunar eclipse on a Winter Solstice day in the last two thousand years, so I'm really sorry to miss this one.
The nerdy part of me enjoyed reviewing facts about our Sun with the kids. Do you remember this ...?
Age: 4.5 billion years
Type: G2V Yellow Dwarf
Composition: 75% Hydrogen 25% Helium.
Volume: 103 million time that of Earth
Mass: 333,000 times the mass of the Earth
Interior Temperature: 27,000,000° F
Impressive, huh? I think I might wake up early and do some sun salutations tomorrow morning ...