Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Winter Solstice 2015!




Everything you wanted to know about the winter solstice.

 








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9 comments:

Ahab said...

Happy solstice, Shaw!

Rational Nation USA said...

Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Holidays, and Happy and Prosperous New Year...

Later

Dave Miller said...

Finally, the days are growing longer...

Kevin Robbins said...

Happy Solstice. Enjoy those lengthening days.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Why do people descend on Stonehenge for the winter solstice?
Scores arrive at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire to mark the shortest day of the year. Why is the site so important?

Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, is carefully aligned on a sight-line that points to the winter solstice sunset (opposed to New Grange, which points to the winter solstice sunrise, and the Goseck circle, which is aligned to both the sunset and sunrise).


Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC and it is thought that the winter solstice was actually more important to the people who constructed Stonehenge than the Summer solstice."

Pamela D. Hart said...

Beautiful post, Shaw!
Happy Winter Solstice to you too!
And Merry merry Christmas!
(((HUGS)))

okjimm said...

ya...well I just wanna know when the chicken can cross the road...still see his shadow....and still have eight weeks of summer!

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Okjimm,
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

okjimm said...

poultry in motion....ohohoh...you must be pulling my leg! or are you just winging it? I need to keep a breast of these yolks....or I will have egg on my face.