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Casting a long shadowHandler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after the groundhog saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter, during 128th annual Groundhog Day festivities on Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pa. A smaller than usual crowd this year of fewer than 25,000 people spent a night of revelry awaiting the sunrise and the groundhog’s exit from his winter den. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his den. Early spring arrives if he does not see his shadow, causing Phil to remain above ground. Read about Washington’s own Potomac Phil.Jeff Swensen/Getty Images