Let it be known the end came at 3:12 a.m. on Dec. 21

It had been talked about for what seemed like forever. Some dreaded it; a few celebrated it, some movies have been based on it, and of course, it came as no surprise as the calendar clearly showed it was coming.

But at 3:12 a.m. (Pacific Time) the world reached the end of its journey.

Good bye autumn, many of us will miss you.

Now, the planet begins a new journey as its relative tilt to the sun at the North Pole starts its annual trek back toward the sun. The days will soon be longer, the nights will be shorter, and a few months from now, the temperatures will begin climbing.

But in the meantime, we welcome the dawn of... a new season.


(Depending on how it shapes up, some might have rather have an alternate ending :) )