Happy Solstice!

A happy winter solstice (or summer solstice in the southern hemisphere) to all!


A previous winter in a previous place…

Read about the winter solstice in Wikipedia.

This year there is a rare full moon, and total lunar eclipse at the winter solstice on late Dec. 20th /early Dec. 21st. For a great time chart and graphics go here, or to NASA.
Winter solstice at Newgrange in Ireland:




Winter solstice at Stonehenge, Great Britain: