Was it a Neolithic calendar? A solar temple? A lunar observatory? A calculating device for predicting eclipses?
Or perhaps a combination of more than one of these? In recent years Stonehenge has become the very icon of ancient astronomy, featuring in nearly every discussion on the subject. And yet there are those who persist in believing that it actually had little or no connection with astronomy at all.
Stonehenge is situated on the edge of Salisbury Plain, the Landscape occupies a large, sparsely populated area ideal for stargazing. These dark skies provide the perfect environment to see the stars in all their detail, so why not organise a night-time trip to see what you can discover?
|FULL MOON 2020|
|January 10th 2020: Full Wolf Moon|
|February 9th 2020: Full Snow Moon|
|March 9th 2020: Full Worm Moon|
|April 8th 2020: Full Pink Moon|
|May 7th 2020: Full Flower Moon|
|June 5th 2020: Full Strawberry Moon|
|July 5th 2020: Full Black Moon|
|August 3rd 2020: Full Sturgeon Moon
September 2nd 2020: Full Corn Moon
|October 1st 2020: Full Hunters Moon|
|31st October 2020: Full Blue Moon|
|November 30th 2020: Full Beaver Moon|
|December 30th 2020: Full Cold Moon|
Stonehenge is one of the most impressive and best known prehistoric stone monuments
in the world. Ever since antiquarians’ accounts began to bring the site to wider attention
in the 17th century, there has been endless speculation about its likely purpose and meaning, and a recurring theme has been its possible connections with astronomy and the skies.
Stonehenge sky visible around the world.
Enjoy a personal Stonehenge sky all year round, thanks to a new live feed of the sky above the ancient monument.
The live feed gives us a chance to see the sky above Stonehenge from within the monument, whenever you like. On the website, we can gaze at the sky above the stone circle and track the path of other planets in our solar system.
You can visit the website at any time of the day or night to see what it’s like inside the stone circle, with 360 degree views.
Experience it for yourself at www.stonehengeskyscape.co.uk
2020- Lunar Phases
2020 Astro Moon Calendar shows phases of the Moon each day, astronomical events and astrological forecast for the year.
Stonehenge and other stone monuments were probably used for special moonlit ceremonies.
Stonehenge and Ancient Astronomy. Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
Stonehenge Full Moon Guided Walking Tours. Explore the landscape with a local historian and astronomer.
Stonehenge Dronescapes. Amazing photos of Stonehenge. Visit the Facebookpage
Stonehenge Dronescapes YouTube channel