This image photographed inside Cairn T at 6:51am shows the shaped beam of equinox
sunlight illuminating the back stone. Over a period of about 30
minutes the beam moves to the bottom right corner of the backstone.
This image photographed at 7:15am shows the beam of equinox sunlight
illuminating the bottom right corner of the backstone.
This image photographed at 7:18am shows the last of the sunbeam on the
backstone, the stones to the right of the back recess are now
illuminated. There is a sun symbol at the bottom of the stone
in the centre of the image.
The equinox sunrise at Cairn T viewed from inside the chamber.
The progress of the sunbeam on the backstone inside Cairn T at Loughcrew was video recorded at sunrise
on the morning of March 23rd 2005. The 50 minute video has been compressed to 1 minute 46 seconds
and included in the following YouTube Video.
Gossan Stones Equinox Sunrise Alignment
The Equinox Sunrise is framed by the Gossan Stones in the Wicklow Mountains.
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