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Shop Talk: A Tale of Two Winters

The meteorological winter and the astronomical winter are not the same thing and do not begin on the same day. Strange, right? No matter what year it is, meteorological winter begins on December 1st and goes through February 28th (or 29th if it's a leap year). The astronomical winter's beginning is entirely based on the sun. Sometimes it can start December 21st, sometimes it's the 22nd. So when will it start…

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