Some Stonehenge Photos For The Winter Solstice

It’s December 21, and in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it’s the shortest day of the year, and it’s only appropriate to showcase some Stonehenge photos. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the longest day of the year! Of course, I live in Arizona, so “winter” isn’t particularly too chilly here. For my birthday (late March) in 2017, I traveled to England and caught a private tour from within the circle. It’s a fascinating place, but let’s talk about why it is so sought out during solstices.

Once upon a time, ancient druids used to celebrate this day and welcome the longer days for the next six months. It was considered a time to celebrate rebirth and death. Modern-day druids still flock to the stones today. And tomorrow morning, during sunrise, large amounts of people will gather to watch as the sun comes up through the center of the stone circles.

Solstice translates to “sun stands still” in Latin. There are plenty of theories as to what the purpose of Stonehenge actually was, but there’s no denying that the winter solstice played a huge role. Some have theorized it was religious purposes or perhaps, burials, astronomical, or all of the above. One day I will visit during a solstice or equinox, but for now, let’s talk about and check out some Stonehenge photos while I was there!
It was a moody overcast morning when I was there, but this didn’t bother me at all. It made for some moody photos, and truthfully, I don’t think the weather matters much when visiting. No matter what, you can feel the magic and my