Welcome to Gemini’s 12 Days of Solstice! This is a joyous countdown to the longest, or shortest (depending on which hemisphere you live in) day of the year! Visit our blog each day from December 11 – December 22 for Gemini-themed crafts, cartoons, playlists, videos and much, much more.
Yesterday was the winter solstice if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and was the summer solstice if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. We celebrate it today, with a make your own holiday card. The galaxy image was created from Gemini North observations by Science Operations Specialist Jen Miller. Download the card from here, print it out, fold on the dotted line, and then you’re ready to put a message inside and give it to someone special.
Season’s greetings from all of us at Gemini Observatory. You can catch up with any and all of our solstice countdown that you’ve missed here.