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Winter Solstice Celebration

  • Dec 22, 2013 · 6:30 AM
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Winter Solstice Observance


I know this is a bit early for some (including me!) so giving enough advanced notice.


Meet at the reconstructed Woodhenge. Arrive by 6:50 am. to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle calendar.


Free.

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The sun appears at its lowest point in the sky, and its noontime elevation appears to be the same for several days before and after the solstice. Hence the origin of the word solstice, which comes from Latin solstitium, from sol, "sun" and -stitium, "a stoppage." Following the winter solstice, the days begin to grow longer and the nights shorter.

Each year the UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts a solstice celebration atop 100-foot-high Monk's Mound.


We can meet at Cahokia or if anyone is interested in carpooling, post a comment and we can start a carpool thread under the discussion tab.


Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located:
30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

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    not sure if anyone lives near the forest park. I would be happy to carpool.

    December 21, 2013

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    Does someone want to post their number so we can find each other?

    December 20, 2013

    • A former member
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      Hi Nicole, I will send out an email to everyone attending with my cell phone number. Also is anyone interested meeting and car pooling?

      December 20, 2013

  • A former member
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    I'm driving, I can pick someone up if necessary.

    December 20, 2013

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    Please update your RSVPs. Thanks

    December 19, 2013

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    I took over the group so I did not schedule this event/.'
    I can NOT make this event.
    so if any on WANTS to HOST then it would be appreciated11
    IF NOT IT UP TO YOU MEMBERS WHAT YOU ALL WANT TO DO!!

    November 4, 2013

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      Hi Raymond, I will host this event if no one else wants too.

      December 17, 2013

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    my first Meetup with this group, I'm excited!

    November 4, 2013

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    Early!!! Yikes! :)

    June 29, 2013

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