Stonehenge was positioned on a site-line that points to sunset on the winter solstice to celebrate the shortest day and longest night. I suppose that makes it the world’s largest clock.
The winter solstice has long been a symbol of new beginnings. After this, the days gradually lengthen until the summer solstice, when the cycle moves into reverse.
My entry for this week’s photo challenge: time shows photographers jostling to capture sunrise on the winter solstice. It’s a modern way of celebrating an ancient tradition.