The Winter Solstice – Celebrating A Seasonal Journey

Sara Dobak

Hi, I’m Sara, founder and writer at Travel Continuum, where I write about my global travel experiences, with a special passion for the stars and sustainability. I believe in the power of education through travel, and here I share the tales and tips that I find interesting and inspiring. I hope that you do too.

continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/: a sequence of elements where the extremes are very different, but each individual stage is barely distinguishable from the next.

Something that keeps going, changing gradually over time…like the seasons.

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8 Responses

  1. I love this post and to learn so much about the solstice. Glad it’s past and we can look forward to more light each and every day. Never thought about the tilt of the earth, I always thought it was the distance. Interesting! The first photo is magnificent. Happy holidays to you.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      So glad you found it interesting, Alison! The tilt is also why you get the 6 months of no sun/permanent sun at the poles, and why the equatorial regions have the least variance between the length of day and night!

  2. Lucy says:

    How interesting! For me the solstice is always a relief that the days are going to start getting longer (albeit very slowly) but I didn’t know there was so much more to it.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Thanks Lucy, I do love many aspect of the winter season but admit to welcoming the lengthening days too 🙂

  3. Wow – what a great post! So informative. I really must stand under the moon more if I weight less when I do 🙂

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Haha…thanks 🙂 Can you imagine if everyone caught on to that?! There’d be hordes of people following the Moon about!

  4. I had no idea that the soltices could fall on different days! It is all fascinating. Love the star trails too and would love to try my hand at photographing them sometime.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Yes, those slight variances sometime add up to make things happen a day earlier or later – but I believe the next winter solstice on the 23rd won’t happen for another couple of hundred years or more. The trails are courtesy of another…but yes, an attempt to photograph them must be on the cards soon!

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