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Posts tagged solstice


The Times of London: ‘Today it’s the Winter Solstice, the moment when Stonehenge is perfectly aligned with the rising and setting sun.’

Finally, the days can start getting longer again (in the Northern Hemisphere, sorry Southern Hemisphere)

(via dendroica)

At 11:12 UT (6:12 a.m. EST), the world didn’t end (as far as I can tell), but it was a significant time none-the-less … The ever-watchful NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the time of solstice from orbit. Although the SDO is always imaging the sun through a multitude of filters, this is a great excuse to showcase the fantastic beauty of our nearest star, while putting all the doomsday nonsense behind us.