For a few weeks either side of the winter solstice each year, the sun rises sufficiently far south that it's possible to view it through the eye of Dorset's Durdle Door.

This is the view that welcomed me to Durdle Door at 6:59am, about an hour before sunrise. It’s still pretty dark at this point, and the scene is lit by a combination of moonlight and the beginnings of the sunrise. You can still see the lights of Weymouth on the horizon, and the moonlight gives the sea a unique teal colour.

Naturally I wasn't the only one there, the other guy wasn't too talkative though...

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