In the Pacific and Mountain time zones, Friday is the day of the Winter Solstice, at 10:08 pm PST. In the Eastern and Central time zones, it’s already tomorrow when the Sun moves into Capricorn, at 1:08 EST.
While many astrologers consider the entry of the Sun into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, as the beginning of the astrological year, many others including myself adhere to the “rebirth of the Sun” at the Winter Solstice as a more appropriate designation for the New Year. “
Wish an astronaut Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Glorious Solstice, or just in general well wishes . Nasa has set up a page with postcards that you can send to the crew of the International Space Station.