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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.



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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