Backyard Almanac: Happy Perihelion!

Jan 4, 2019

The earth is as close as it gets to the sun today, but you still have to peer over snowbanks to see it
Credit Lisa Johnson

The earth is as close to the sun as it gets today -- and after the latest sunrise of the year (7:54am) , the sun will come out - tomorrow - a little bit earlier.

Plus a wrap-up of December stats, the Christmas Bird Count and a trio of planets to enjoy in the southern sky.