Get ready for the strangest of our national traditions.
Imagine if aliens arriving in the far future find a newspaper from our time and try to figure out Groundhog Day.
“Seems these humans held up a woodchuck at sunrise!” exclaims the first Vulcan. “If the animal saw its shadow, Earth’s storm systems grew. That’s what they believed.”Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full column for free. Just make sure you're registered with the website.