Newgrange Solstice - 19th December 2010

Newgrange is renowned for the spectacular illumination of its passage and chamber on the mornings around the Winter Solstice. A beam of light enters through the roof-box, traversing the 19m (62ft) passage and filling the chamber with a captivating glow.

Clouds on the eastern horizon
Clouds on the eastern horizon delayed the beam of sun entering the Newgrange passage

Newgrange Winter Solstice
The sun did break through the cloud, shining down the passage delighting the Solstice Lottery winners inside

Newgrange illuminated by the rising sun
The white quartz front of Newgrange illuminated by the rising sun

Newgrange Winter Solstice Archive

Newgrange Roof-box : Winter Solstice Sunbeam

Newgrange Winter Solstice : National Monuments Service

Setting Sun Alignments

The Winter Solstice Setting Sun illuminates the chamber at the nearby Dowth mound and at the cairn on Slieve Gullion in Co. Armagh.

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