December 13th is the traditional feast day of St. Lucy, the light-bringer, whose origins stretch back to the Roman Goddess Juno Lucina. Read this essay for more information on the folklore of Lucy the Lightgiver. Coincidentally, this year, the night of December 13 is also the Dark of the Moon closest to the Midwinter Solstice. The New Moon occurs on December 14 at 3:49 PM EST. Thus, tonight will the longest moonless night of the year, and the stars should shine like the candles in Lucy's crown.