Newgrange Winter Solstice - 22nd December 2010
Arriving at a snowy Newgrange for the Winter Solstice sunrise on December 22nd 2010.
A promising sky on the closest morning to the actual Winter Solstice (21st December at 23:38 GMT/UT).
The Newgrange Solstice group before entering the chamber.
Winter Solstice Sunrise viewed from the Newgrange entrance.
White Quartz Facade glowing in the Winter Solstice sunrise.
Touching the light in the passage at the mouth of the chamber.
Sun rays in the passage at the end of a spectacular solstice illumination.
Snow at the Roofbox, thankfully it didn't block the sunbeam entering the passage.
It's the sunbeam from the Roofbox above the entrance that reaches the chamber.
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Setting Sun AlignmentsThe Winter Solstice Setting Sun illuminates the chamber at the nearby Dowth mound and at the cairn on Slieve Gullion in Co. Armagh.