Everything You Need to Know About the Winter Solstice

“The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

Source: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/ode-west-wind
Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 – 1822


 Egypt's Karnak Temple was built in alignment with the solstice, in order to focus light on a shrine to the sun god. Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic Creative

Egypt’s Karnak Temple was built in alignment with the solstice, in order to focus light on a shrine to the sun god. Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic Creative

From astronomy to religion, the year’s shortest day brings enduring mysteries.

Source: Everything You Need to Know About the Winter Solstice

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