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It's Getaway Time!

When the valley’s too hot,

And city's too frantic,

Or, your spouse is upset 
 
There's no need to panic.
 
If your anniversary's here,
 
A raise came through,
 
Popping THE question?
 

We have advice for you.

 

If emails, computers,

 

Cell phones won’t stop,

  

And one is so tired,

 

So ready to drop,

 

There’s a fine place,

 

Here and not far,

 

With fresh sea air,

  

And billions of stars,

  

With homes and cottages, 

 

In which to relax,

 

Decks, with great views,

 

You'll enjoy to the max!

  

Giggle, laugh and

Have some fun,

Your 
Holiday has

Just begun!

 

If saddened you are, 

 

Or friends need attention?

 

If the old gang’s around, 

 

And wants a convention,

 

When gals simply need,

 

A few days away,

 

Guys need to chill, 

 

Have fun and just play,

 

There's a small village, 

 

By river and sea,

 

Down a redwood valley, 

 

On a broad estuary,

 

Where seals frolic,

 

Sea birds soar,

 

Kites fly blue skies, 

 

Blue waves come ashore.

 

Giggle, laugh and

Have some fun,

Your Holiday has

Just begun.

 

Along storybook roads, 

 

Sheep and cows graze,

 

Through patchwork fields, 

 

Never cease to amaze.

 

To a quaint sea village, 

 

And for miles around,

 

There's real wildlife, 

 

All nature abounds.

 

Peace by the sea, 

 

Hidden coves, warm sun,

 

Kayak with seals, 

 

Tide pool and just run!

 

See the wine country, 

 

A tour for the day,

 

Then home to the coast, 

 

Pop the cork, sip away!

 

Giggle, laugh, 

Have some fun,

Your Holiday has

Just begun.

 

Call today, book a home, 

 

Come alive!

 

Dial 707-865-9905.

 

If you prefer, 

 

Look here on our site,

 

After booking online, 

 

You’ll sleep well tonight!

 

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Guest Reviews

"Thank you for a beautiful home. This is truly a wonderful home to come and relax. This is actually our second stay here."
---The Riley Family
"Loads of Whales... The house was great and the setting fantastic. Great skies, weather and loads of whales. The heater worked great, t..."
---Nick and Friends
"Best Getaway... Thank you a million times over. This is the best getaway. What a great “adult treehouse”. We can’t wait to be back to ..."
---Sarah and Andy, Sacramento
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Hmmm... Something Unusual, Something Quite Different...


Jenner, CA...Close to home and yet, a world away...

Sunny Days Are Back!  April is the last month to see, 

Grey Whales swim back north, to arctic feeding grounds. 

Mothers and calves are close in along the Sonoma Coast. 

Plan Birthdays, Holidays, Romantic Getaways, 

Honeymoons, Your Anniversary,

Wine Tasting Tours, Retreats, Vacations, 

Quiet Down Time, Celebrations of Life!

Lose Your Mind. Come To Your Senses. 

Be Good To Yourselves.


Select Your Dates Now For Jenner Vacation Homes.

Summer will be here soon!


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Nana's House, Jenner, CA



Sleeps: 2-6   Bedrooms: 2+studio   Bathrooms: 1.5   Pets: No


Nana's vintage 1904 rustic house tucked in the hills is a unique and peaceful way to experience life in charming town of Jenner.  A popular retreat for couples, families or friends with a separate studio room in addition to the two bedrooms in main living area.  Rest, relaxation and exploration await you! Walk to town for kayak rentals and a coffee or lunch along the water edge.  Other activities in the area include wine tasting/tours, swimming, beach combing, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, surfing, golf and much more.

Recent Guest Reviews...

"Thank you for a lovely get-a-way for our family at this gorgeous spot.  We love Nana's place!"  December 2016

“This home was roomy, with a nice back deck and front porch that views the Russian River."  August, 2016

"This is a wonderful house, we had a great pleasure staying in it. It's significantly elevated and stays far from the road, so we enjoyed silence and calm. We had everything we needed - hot and cold water, gas stove, comfortable beds, super-easy-to-use backyard grill. My daughter was glad to find swings at front of the house. At evenings we played the piano. We cooked; were happy to find fully equipped kitchen. I wish I could stay at this house longer.  The house isn't new, so it might differ from a recently built house or a hotel room, but its very warm and cozy, so it feels like at your granny's home." July, 2016




AMY SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY (Photos taken right at Jenner Beach)

                                                 
March 2017...Come and have fun

in beautiful, quiet, Jenner, CA.

A most tranquil time of the year...

Grey Whale migration south begins in January.The whales begin their journey at their summer feeding grounds off Arctic waters of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. They travel down along the Pacific Coast to their winter calving lagoons off Baja California, Mexico.

MARCH 2017

In March the whales return with their young along the
Sonoma Coast with the mothers and their calves
even closer to shore for protection.





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Come and enjoy spectacular springtime weather.

Explore our beautiful beaches and estuary. 

Book your get-away today.




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Good Times, Good Wines & Good Memories

Prime time for quiet beaches, hiking, 

kayaking, touring the wine country

and just relaxing in the fresh coastal air.

Winter's storms and waves are spectacular.

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The Sonoma Coast

The Russian River estuary and Pacific Ocean are full of wildlife.  
Come and enjoy yourselves. Bring, or, rent kayaks, 
hike magnificent trails, tour the wine country inland and
visit the giant redwoods. See brilliant starscapes and moon cycles.  
 
Enjoy The River's End Restaurant ***** 
Cafe Aquatica , right on the Russian River *****
The Russia House offers a very tasty and unique dining
experience as well as regular formal discussions of
interesting and varied topics. *****

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Thar She Blows!

The Grey Whale Migration.

Check the chart below and book your dates in advance.
Gray Whales families, and new baby calves, 

born in the Baja, are headed north. 

Grey Whales travel their annual two-month,

 

5,000-mile journey — from the Arctic Circle,

 

past San Diego, to warm lagoons off Baja California

and back again to summer feeding off the coast of Alaska.

 

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Perfect choices for

Romance, Birthdays, Holidays,

Honeymoons, Your Anniversary, Wine Tasting

Getaways, Retreats, Vacations, 

Celebrations of Life!

 

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Visit the Sonoma Coast 

Russian River Valley

Awesome Giant Redwoods 

Sonoma & Napa Wine Country 

 

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1.5 hours to beautiful San Francisco

And the Golden Gate Bridge

 

The Bay Area's Popular

 

Year-Round  Destination

 

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National  Geographic Traveler

 

"Sonoma: A  Best in the World Destination"

 

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Coastal Living Magazine

 

 "#1 Best Coastal Road Trip"

 

 

Russian River Valley, Redwoods,

Wine Country and The Sonoma Coast

 

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Relaxation is the greatest luxury of all.

    We offer exceptional Oceanfront,

Ocean, River, Redwood View Vacation Homes.

 

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Hike in the 5,680 Acre 

Jenner Headlands!

Reservation Required: 

707-328-5543 0r 707-328-8539 

JENNER HEADLANDS AREA 

Protected lands, 5,680 acres, above and around Jenner, CA

Jenner California is a quiet, peaceful village along the river

with broad ocean and river views. Here, one can truly relax and

enjoy the setting, the scenery and loved ones.

 

On the Sonoma coast you can enjoy dramatic cliff dominated 

beaches with miles of easy walking, ocean breezes, sights,

sounds, fresh sea air, crashing waves, tide pooling,

 

Enjoy the Russian River  estuary, teeming with wildlife.

The kayaking is superb for easy quiet paddling and nature study. 

Nearby await award winning golf courses, additional 

miles of fantastic scenic hiking, beach walking and 

unforgettable, magnificent starry nights.

                                        

From your Jenner Vacation Rental on 

the Sonoma Coast, tour the nearby Sonoma & Napa 

Wine Country. Experience the Serene, Majestic Beauty 

of Giant Redwoods at Armstrong Woods, up-river a few 

miles. From Jenner by the Sea, vacationers will enjoy very 

best of Sonoma and Napa and the Bay Area. 

 

Our Jenner vacation rentals are located

 

1.5 - 2.0 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

 

Moon Phases & Celestial Events

 
 

Celestial Events and Moon Phases for 2017  
   

         April 11 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 06:08 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. This moon has also been known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
         April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The crescent moon should not be too much of a problem this year. Skies should still be dark enough for a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         April 26 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 12:17 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The waxing gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year. But if you are patient, you should be able to catch quite a few of the brighter ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         May 10 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 21:42 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This moon has also been known as the Full Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.
         May 17 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 25.8 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
         May 25 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 19:45 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         June 3 - Venus at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 45.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise.
         June 9 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 13:10 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.
         June 15 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons.
         June 21 - June Solstice. The June solstice occurs at 04:24 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
         June 24 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 02:31 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         July 9 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 04:07 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.
         July 23 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 09:46 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The crescent moon will set by midnight, leaving dark skies for what should be a good early morning show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         July 30 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 27.2 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
         August 7 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 18:11 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Sturgeon Moon because the large sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and other major lakes were more easily caught at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.
         August 7 - Partial Lunar Eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow, or penumbra, and only a portion of it passes through the darkest shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse a part of the Moon will darken as it moves through the Earth's shadow. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
         August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         August 21 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 18:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         August 21 - Total Solar Eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and the next one will not take place until 2024. The path of totality will begin in the Pacific Ocean and travel through the center of the United States. The total eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before ending in the Atlantic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in most of North America and parts of northern South America. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information | Detailed Zoomable Map of Eclipse Path)
         September 5 - Neptune at Opposition. The blue giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Neptune. Due to its extreme distance from Earth, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
         September 6 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 07:03 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year.
         September 12 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 17.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
         September 20 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 05:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         September 22 - September Equinox. The September equinox occurs at 20:02 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
         October 5 - Full Moon. Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because at this time of year the leaves are falling and the game is fat and ready to hunt. This moon has also been known as the Travel Moon and the Blood Moon. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox each year.
         October 7 - Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 7th. Unfortunately, the nearly full moon will block all but the brightest meteors this year. If you are extremely patient, you may be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         October 19 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 19:12 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         October 19 - Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view Uranus. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
         October 21, 22 - Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         November 4 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 05:23 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Beaver Moon because this was the time of year to set the beaver traps before the swamps and rivers froze. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon and the Hunter's Moon.
         November 4, 5 - Taurids Meteor Shower. The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 4. Unfortunately the glare from the full moon will block out all but the brightest meteors. If you are extremely patient, you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         November 13 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart. Look for this impressive pairing in the Eastern sky just before sunrise.
         November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th. The nearly new moon will not be a problem this year. Skies should be dark enough for what should be good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         November 18 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 11:42 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         November 24 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 22.0 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
         December 3 - Full Moon, Supermoon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. This is also the only supermoon for 2017. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
         December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The waning crescent moon will be no match for the Geminids this year. The skies should still be dark enough for an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
         December 18 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 06:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
         December 21 - December Solstice. The December solstice occurs at 16:28 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
                  December 21, 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for optimal observing. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.