Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day of the Hog

Happy Groundhog day everybody!

As you all know, today is the day in which we all pay attention to the actions of a groundhog. He/she awakes from hibernation and emerges from their den, if the groundhog sees their shadow they run back into their den. We somehow determine from his/her actions whether or not spring will come early or if we will have six more weeks of winter. I'm not sure how a groundhog seeing his/her shadow is more effective than sophisticated weather satellites and doppler radar and such, but what do I know.
But it doesn't make sense to me. If the groundhog sees their shadow should that not indicate anearly spring, since the sun is returning to the northern hemisphere.