Hard to believe that a year has already passed since that magnificent solstice sunrise I witnessed on Dec 21, 2013 atop the 10,000-ft Haleakala volcano in Maui (see below).IMG_2606

Well, for this year’s solstice, Elizabeth and I did a more modest hike – up and down the Pinnacle Peak trail in Scottsdale.  The weather was perfect and the mountain was teeming with hikers. There were even some people rapelling the nearly vertical cliffs at the very top of Pinnacle Peak.

IMG_2603 Here’s also a closeup and a closeup of a closeup of that foursome…IMG_2604 Pinnacle peak closeupBob 12-21-14

Solstice: Celestial New Year

As a shaman, I have come to realize that the December solstice is actually the Celestial New Year. Jan 1 by the Gregorian calendar, and Jan 13 by the Julian one, are merely man-created new year’s.

Back home, this is what yours truly looked like at the exact December 2014 Solstice Moment, i.e., the Celestial New Year 4,500,000, 2015. 🙂

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So Happy Solstice and a Happy Celestial New Year everyone!

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On top of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii – Dec 21, 2013


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But here we go, the December solstice is upon us again…

Solstice 12-21-13

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Here’s the exact solstice time in some other time zones…

Universal Time – London (UK) – December Solstice is on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 23:03 UTC (11:03 PM)

December Solstice in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. is on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM MST (Change city)

Berlin (Germany – Berlin) – Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:03:00 AM

Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) – Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:03:00 AM


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