Live from Newgrange.. Redux

We’re rapidly approaching Winter Solstice, the precise moment Sol reachest its southmost distance from the celestial equator is 12.04pm [GMT] tomorrow – more on solstices and equinoxes here. The most well-known marking of the Winter Solstice in Ireland takes place at sunrise at Newgrange, and today’s Irish Times has a short article relating to the momument’s reconstruction. For a lucky few, sunrise at 8.58am [GMT] tomorrow will be viewed from inside the megalithic passage tomb but, for the rest of us, they’re live-streaming that view online – as they did last year. You can pick up the feed tomorrow morning at either Heritage Ireland or at the International Year of Astronomy 2009 websites. In the meantime, here’s something completely different.. Enjoy! Adds BBC report and the archived Newgrange Winter Solstice 2008. Update “Poor weather conditions” disappoint.

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