Outdoor San Diego Entries for December, 2009

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SoCal Skiing

Cross-Country Skiers are in for a short-lived treat late this month through February if winter storms intense enough to drop ...

In Search of the Green Flash

The Fabled "Green Flash" at sunset or sunrise can sometimes be seen on crystal-clear days in December and January. At ...

Winter Solstice Arrives

Winter Solstice, the moment when the sun reaches its southernmost point on the celestial sphere, occurring this year at 9:47am, ...

Palm Fruit & Sweet Gums

Liquidambar Trees, or sweet gums, the colorfully deciduous trees gracing front yards, parks, and campuses throughout the San Diego area, ...

A Month with a View

Hike to San Diego County's High Places to take advantage of December's characteristically clear air. From spots such as Cuyamaca ...

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid Meteor Shower, one of the year's two most regularly active showers, peaks on the evening of Sunday, December ...

Poinsettias & Christmas-Berries

Poinsettias, a favorite of backyard gardeners, are now exhibiting their scarlet, petal-like bracts, just in time for the holidays. The ...

December Shorebird-Watching

Shorebird-watching enters its most agreeable season this month, with migrant and resident birds sharing common winter grounds. Egrets, herons, terns, ...

The Red Planet

The Red Planet Mars increasingly becomes a prominent late night and early morning object in December. The distance between Earth ...

The Tides of December

Exceptionally High and Low Tides are set to occur on several days in early December. These tides closely coincide with ...