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.


  1. Gorgeous captures! Such a breathtaking way to end the day and particularly at one of my most favorite of all places. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Dave!


  2. Lovely series. I like how the clouds are reflecting on the water in the last shot.

  3. Beautiful Sky Watch posting!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

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    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 24

  4. The 3rd is my favourite. The reflections and the colours are so gorgeous, nice capture!

  5. So very beautiful - Happy Holidays to you too.


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