Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Solstice

So, tomorrow is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Some ancient religions marked the winter solstice as the beginning of the new year, as the sun begins its journey back towards the north along our eastern horizons. Many of those ancients constructed primitive calendars that enabled them to mark the solstices and equinoxes as they happened.

The Tomb at Newgrange is one of the oldest of these. The link is a webcam to watch sunrise at Newgrange live, as it happens.

Oh...and happy New Year!

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