By Heather Durham | January 31, 2021
This February is not only the shortest month of this year, but astronomical events as well are few and far between this year. Be on the lookout tomorrow, for a Celestial Seasonings special post about the story of Groundhog Day. There’s more to it than that which was written for us in the poem below. It is celebrated every February 2, the midpoint between the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
By Nancy Hughes
Out of his hole, he poked his snout
and wondered what all the fuss was about.
They snatched him up and named him Phil
Then took him to a Pennsylvania hill.
He lives up there in luxury
to predict spring’s arrival for you and me.
Just once a year he’s on display.
They’ve even named it Groundhog Day!
He’s quite amazed, he must confess,
that his shadow has brought him so much success.
He’ll never retire … not ever, no way.
He has the best job in the whole USA!
February 2 – Groundhog Day
February 4 – Today, we will have the last quarter of the Moon.
February 18 – The Moon and Mars will rise together as well as close to each other, in the evening sky. The Moon will be 7 days old.
February 19 – This day will bring the first quarter of the Moon.
February 24 – Mercury will ascend to its highest point in the sky this evening.
February 27 – The Moon will be full today. Because this is the third Moon of Winter 2021, this one is known as the Lenten Moon.
In The Sky. (December 28, 2020). Night Sky Guide. Retrieved from in-the-sky.org/data/data.php
Scrapbook.com. (January 29,2021), Groundhog Day. Retrieved from www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/12880.html