So, it seems that Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow and therefore it is predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. It certainly seems to be the case, although the snow we have had so far has been very wet and is not collecting at all. It’s supposed to get worse in the next few days though.
Today is High Winter, which marks the point at which the sun is at 15 degrees of Aquarius, or half way between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. It marks the time when the days are getting noticeably longer, even if the weather is still decidedly wintry.
15 Solmonath 1577 / 21 Riùr 3047