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By tigtog on December 22, 2012
Several hours before the official solstice time of 11:12 amUTC* on December 21st 2012, this was what the sun looked like rising over Stonehenge.
By tigtog on June 21, 2012
Happy June Solstice all! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This week’s whimsy features Jeremy Deller’s inflatable sculpture Sacrilege. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By tigtog on December 22, 2011
It was about seven hours ago, and I meant to schedule a post to publish at the exact time, but life got in the way. Whatever your cultural/religious/astronomical orientation, may the turning of the calendar lead only to better things for you.
By tigtog on June 22, 2011
It must be time for another Stonehenge pic.
By tigtog on June 22, 2010
So of course I’m going to show you a picture of the summer solstice at Stonehenge, because I just love the ‘henge. Here in Sydney? Here’s a shot I took last week
By tigtog on June 21, 2009
but somebody else did, on the winter solstice of 2007. Photo originally uploaded by stibbons, who has tagged it with “I live in Sydney, ner ner ner-ner ner” Happy turning point of winter, folks! Look forward to seeing those of you braving the wilds of Erskineville for our Hoyden Solstice Gathering at lunchtime. Related posts: [...]
By Beppie on June 9, 2009
It’s time for another afternoon gathering at the pub, Hoydenizens! This time the date is Sunday, June 21st, and we shall be matronising (hee!) the Rose of Australia Hotel, 1 Swanson St, Erskineville, which is located close to a train station, has disability access, and there are several vegetarian options on its bistro menu. As [...]
By tigtog on September 22, 2008
Equinox: The Sun from Solstice to Solstice image by: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) via Astronomy Picture of The Day The picture is a composite of hourly images taken of the Sun above Bursa, Turkey on key days from solstice to equinox to solstice. The bottom Sun band was taken during the winter solstice in 2007 December, [...]
By tigtog on June 21, 2007
Happy winter solstice, all! Related posts: I missed the solstice! Happy June Solstice! The photo I did not take just before dawn Reminder for Sydney Hoydenizens: Solstice Drinkies this Sunday! Happy Solstice
By tigtog on December 22, 2006
It’s nearly dawn here in London, although back in Sydney the sun is about to set on Solstice day. This is the reason for the season. If plans had worked out slightly differently, I would be at Stonehenge this morning watching the sunrise and then watching the druids dance. But we couldn’t get a car. [...]