Autumn Equinox

I’m usually the first to arrive at Glastonbury Tor but today is the autumn equinox and its was  going to be very popular.

Before Dawn - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4036

Before Dawn – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4036

I was beaten to the top by the druids. But, I got there before the yogis, the godnesses, the hippies and way before Americans.

Autumn Equinox

Today the sun rises due east and sets due west, and the day length nearly matches the length of the night.

Day Break - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4072

Day Break – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4072

Before the sun appeared above the horizon the colours were intense and mist was lying across the levels.  As the sun appeared the sky was still a perfect orange.

Watching the Sunrise

The equinox attracts people to the top of the Tor.  On a morning like today I amazed the place is not packed.

Autumn Equinox - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4079

Autumn Equinox – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4079

Taking a few moments to soak in the sun.

Autumn Equinox - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4082

Autumn Equinox – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4082

Great spot for an early morning picnic and some music.

Watching the Sunrise - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4090

Watching the Sunrise – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4090

An opportunity to capture another beautiful view.

Capturing the View - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4097

Capturing the View – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4097

Time for an early morning flight.

Early Morning Flights - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4105

Early Morning Flights – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4105

Long shadows form across the levels as the sun rises above Pennard Hill

Pennard Hill - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4129

Pennard Hill – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4129

On the way back down.

Glastonbury Tor - Somerset, UK. ID 823_4205

Glastonbury Tor – Somerset, UK. ID 823_4205

And Finally…

The last wisp of mist floats over Glastonbury.

Last Mist of the Morning - Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID 423_4230

Last Mist of the Morning – Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID 423_4230

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