In the United States, December has more hours of darkness than any other month, and it’s also the most overcast time of year in many places, which means we may not see much of the sun. With the winter solstice on December 21, long nights will rule. So let’s embrace the darkness and take the opportunity to appreciate the night sky.
Protect this view by learning about light pollution, which is a side affect of industrial civilization and can have serious environmental consequences. Value the dark sky, considering that if we don’t, there may one day be children who will never see the Milky Way.