Groundhog Phil saw his shadow on Thursday morning, in front of thousands of eagerly waiting people, which predicted 6 more weeks of winter.

Every year, on February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob, to predict the weather for the rest of the season.

Punxsutawney Phil is making predictions for the last 125 years and this year, it is his 126th prediction.

At 7:25 am, around 18,000 people gathered in front of Phil's burrow to witness the prediction of groundhog Phil at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

According to legend, changes in seasonal weather can be predicted by Phil's sighting of his shadow. If he sees the shadow, there would be six more weeks of winter and if he is not seeing it, there would be an early spring.

The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s and its first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887, claims a website dedicated to Punxsutawney Phil,

However, the groundhog predicted an early spring for Canadians.

Check out pictures of people eagerly waiting to hear the prediction of Phil: