Let’s start at the beginning. Groundhog Day, at its most basic, is an astronomical holiday. February 2<sup>nd</sup> falls midway between the December solstice and March equinox. That old song explains the why... If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it’s an omen for six more weeks of bad weather. But if the day is cloudy and he doesn't see his shadow, it’s time for spring. according to that old song anyway... Get it now?