The winter solstice--the shortest day of the year--marks the beginning of the coldest, darkest season. Discover the scientific reasons for this phenomenon and learn how cultures past and present have celebrated it.
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About the Author
Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books for children. Like her father, an amateur astronomer, Ellen has been interested in planets, stars, and galaxies since she was a child. She remembers family star parties, at which neighbors were invited to gaze through her father's telescope at an eclipse of the moon or other astronomical objects.