Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise over the ancient monument for the winter solstice
Around 5,000 people are thought to have converged on Stonehenge in Wiltshire, to celebrate the 2012 winter solstice, which is around five times the number at last year’s festivities.
This year’s winter solstice coincided with the Mayan Apocalypse, so an “End of the World Party” was held at the monument.
During the winter solstice, the sun is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights.
The day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days, leading up to the summer solstice in June.
A good time had by all…………
Merlin at Stonehenge