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The Solstice Is Almost Here December 19, 2017

Filed under: Newgrange,Solstice,Winter Solstice — Janet @ 6:10 pm

Hooray we’re almost at the turn and the days will eventually start to get longer.

image  winter solstice at Newgrange – a Megalithic Tomb in Ireland.

 

The Winter Solstice December 21, 2015

Filed under: Newgrange,Solstice,Stonehenge — Janet @ 3:20 pm

I wonder if the sun’s rays reached the inner chamber at Newgrange this morning.

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7478 newgrange light reaching the inner chamber

 

Were there festivities at Stonehenge?         1489 stonehenge

 

117010 winter solstice

 

The Solstice Approaches December 20, 2015

Filed under: Solstice,Winter Solstice — Janet @ 4:21 pm

The hours between sunrise and sunset are almost about to increase. Soon there will be more daylight.  We are poised.  I am ready.  The exact date and time of the 2015 solstice here in Seattle is December 21 at 20:48.   Only a few hours from now as I write this.   It always seems to me that we reach a plateau at this time of year and almost even go backwards, depending on the weather I suppose.  It is not until about mid-January that the days seem to significantly lengthen.

 

Below is my advent calendar. How about a calendar for the solstice?

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