The winter solstice marks the official beginning of astronomical winter.It falls on 21 December in the Northern Hemisphere and in June in the Southern HemisphereIt is the shortest day of the year, after which the days start getting longer. However, for meteorologists and climatologists, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is on… Read More Winter

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian writer and professor whose first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), is the most widely read book in modern African literature. He was born on 16 November 1930. Three quotes: “The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them. “ (Things Fall Apart)… Read More Chinua Achebe


Aphelion On the 3rd of July, at 22.11 ( Milan time – Italy) the Earth was at its greatest distance from the Sun. Astronomers call the point in the orbit where a celestial body is farthest from its focus “aphelion.” We reach the greatest distance (152.6 million km), or aphelion, in July, about 2 weeks… Read More Aphelion