Outdoor San Diego Entries for December, 2010

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Gray Whale Migration

Gray whale migration off San Diego County's coast peaks from now until February. The best view spots from land are ...

Cross-Country Skiing, Christmas Berry, and Tree Aloes

Cross-Country Skiers are in for a short-lived treat late this month through February. As the clouds are clearing, you may ...

Shorebird-Watching

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

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

The Total Lunar Eclipse of December 20-21 is the first such event visible from North America in nearly the past ...

Moon of Long Nights, High and Low Tides

Extreme High and Low Tides are set to occur on a string of days next week, during a period that ...

Eyes on the Sky: Jupiter and the Geminid Meteor Shower

Jupiter, the "king" of the planets, appears high in the southern sky after sunset. Note its creamy yellow-white color and ...

Sunrise, Sunset, Ripening Palm Fruit

Spectacular Sunsets and Sunrises are characteristic of late fall and early winter's dry spells. You can drive up to Soledad ...

Earliest Sunset of the Year

Earliest Sunset. (4:43 p.m. from San Diego) occurs Monday, December 6, a date that is not coincident with the shortest ...

Sweet Gums

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

Venus, Tides, and December Hikes

The Planet Venus blazes like a beacon high in the eastern sky during the early stages of morning twilight in ...

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