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Dec 21 2018
#10Days until #NewYears 2019
Did #Qanon foreshadow this over a year ago in drop #282?
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Also consider that the #WinterSoltice is the DARKEST day of the year. We are now literally going from DARKNESS TO LIGHT.

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3... 2... 1... 22:23 GMT! Happy #WinterSoltice Earth!

I'm going to let you in on a little trade secret: There is script astronomers are supposed to follow today when explaining what the solstice is, and that script goes something like this:
1) Construct a strawman who mistakenly thinks winter is because Earth has gotten further from the sun.

2) Ask the strawman "Ah! But if that *were* the cause of winter, then why is it summer in the southern hemisphere right now?"
3) Pivot to a discussion of the tilt of the Earth's axis (the real reason for the seasons).

4) Bonus Points: Use the words "obliquity", "eccentricity" and "precession" as much as possible to give your audience some impressive words to drop at their holiday parties.
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