And the verdict from Punxsutawney Phil after seeing his shadow this morning during the 126th annual Groundhog Day festivities is: six more weeks of winter!

Ah, Groundhog Day. This U.S. and Canadian tradition comes every year on Feb. 2. It has its roots in astronomy, in the sense that it’s a seasonal festival, tied to the movement of Earth around the sun. In the U.S. and Canada, we call it Groundhog Day – a great excuse to go outside and enjoy some revelry during the winter months.

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    February 1 marked the beginning of Spring here in Ireland with St. Bridget’s Day… Sorry Phil, but I’m sure glad I don’t...
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    Best holiday. Ever.
  18. imjustlivingandlearning reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    So, six more weeks of winter huh
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    yay. :D
  21. missionstreet reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    Groundhog: “What’s going on? The ground is so far away. Haaaalp. Q.Q”
  22. bekindbutfirm said: "It’s Alive!!!"
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  26. invaderleeesaeats said: Staten Island Chuck disagrees!