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Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Sydney - Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.In temperatures of -22 degrees Celsius (-7.

Conservationists call for closing Stonehenge to prevent damage

Conservationists have called for the closing of Stonehenge, the popular tourist attraction and monument that is several thousand years old, on the Summer and Winter solstice due to the damage caused by visitors on these days.

Solstice celebrated in the snow at Stonehenge

More than 2,000 people gathered at a snowy Stonehenge Wednesday morning to watch the sun rise as they celebrated the winter solstice .
 

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Earth has seasons because our world is tilted on its axis with respect to our orbit around the sun.
Earth has seasons because our world is tilted on its axis with respect to our orbit around the sun.
NASA
This pinhole camera image captured the paths the Sun blazed over New Forest  England from the summer...
This pinhole camera image captured the paths the Sun blazed over New Forest, England from the summer to winter solstices.
Professor Greg Parker/Newforestobservatory.com

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