Rob Beschizza at 7:07 am Fri, Dec 23, 2011
The longest night of the year, at Stonehenge. Photo: Kieran Doherty, Reuters
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“The longest night of the year”? I’d bet that a few ‘Stralians would like to have a word with you…
To be fair, the caption does qualify the location. It is the longest night of the year at Stonehenge.
It’s not the longest night of the year, it’s the shortest day of the year. Duh.
What a lady, what a night.
Do you have permission from English Heritage to show this image?
Haha, as if.
In the context of the religio-secular holidays that have formed around it, W.S. is not really a celebration of the longest night but rather of the cessation of night’s lengthening. More on that point here: