Winter Solstice

The earliest people on Earth knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year. They built monuments such as Newgrange in Ireland, Stonehenge in England – or, for example, at Machu Picchu in Peru – […]

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Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year.

The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Tuesday, 22nd December. Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage of the mound there is an opening called […]

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