Skywatch Friday:  Winter Solstice

On the eve of the 2009 winter solstice, the last rays of the setting sun shine through Deception Pass in this 46 minute sequence.  There's a bit of Stonehenge in the alignment.  Deception Pass separates Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands and connects Skagit Bay with the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  In the photos, Whidbey Island is the land across the bay.

Happy Holidays to everyone.