Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands gathered at Stonehenge on what may have been the mildest December 22 since records began, to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. Although the sun didn’t show at that time, it briefly shone later to huge cheers from the crowd.

Winter solstice marks the point when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. This occurred at 04:49 GMT, but sun rise was at 08:04.

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