February 23, 2013

Sunrise Solstice at Stonehenge

This picture was taken during the week of the 2008 summer solstice at Stonehenge in United Kingdom, and captures a picturesque sunrise involving fog, trees, clouds, stones placed about 4,500 years ago, and a 5 billion year old large glowing orb. Even given the precession of the Earth's rotational axis over the millennia, the Sun continues to rise over Stonehenge in an astronomically significant way.

Image Credit & Copyright: Max Alexander, STFC, SPL
Explanation from: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100621.html

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