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Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 12-19-2016

by KTNA Staff ~ December 19th, 2016


             Mid winter sun at Stonehenge

On this Susitna Writer’s Voice, Kathleem Flemming has a StarDate Susitna program about the winter solstice and other astronomical topics.

2 Responses to Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 12-19-2016

  1. Larry Hull

    Hi Kathleen,

    I very much enjoyed your StarDate Susitna today and I especially like the thinking that December 21st of this year should not be thought of as the beginning, but rather the middle of winter.

    I am curious though as to why — and I think I heard you correctly — you said as far as celebrating the birth of Jesus at this time of year, we know he was born in the spring.

    Actually, a little research into his birth shows he was born in late summer/earky fall. More thorough research has determined that he was born on September 11 of our Gregorian calendar.



  2. SD

    Hi! In response to Larry, some theologians and scientists believe that it was spring when Jesus was born. “Shepard watched their flocks”…they did this in spring as lambs were being born. Of course, others believe it might have been fall. Also, read further into events that have been recorded and it DOES get a bit hazy as to when certain events may have happened. Scientists do not agree on this specific event. And neither do theologians. But it’s a great debate!!