A happy winter solstice (or summer solstice in the southern hemisphere) to all!
Read about the winter solstice in Wikipedia.
This yearthere is a rare full moon, and total lunar eclipse at the winter solstice on late Dec. 20th /early Dec. 21st. For a great time chart and graphics go here, or to NASA.
Winter solstice at Newgrange in Ireland:
Winter solstice at Stonehenge, Great Britain: