Winter Solstice gatherings at the Neolithic Passage Tomb of Newgrange on the mornings around
December 21st were cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However the Solstice Sunrise event was live-streamed
from within the Newgrange Chamber on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of December.
The winter solstice sunrise on Sunday December 20th was near perfect, just a little cloud on the horizon.
The following still images from the live-streaming provide an overview of the wonderful illumination of the chamber by the
rising winter solstice sun.
8:58am - View of the rising sun from the roofbox which directs the sun into the Newgrange chamber.
9:00am - Overhead view of the beam of light inside the Newgrange chamber.
9:01am - Sun rising above the horizon, viewed from Newgange.
9:02am - View from the chamber of the light coming down the passage.
9:03am - overhead view of the sunbeam in the Newgrange chamber.
9:05am - View from Newgrange of the rising sun.
9:06am - Shaft of light viewed from within the Newgrange chamber.
9:07am - Rising sun viewed from the Newgrange monument.
9:08am - Sunbeam retreating down the passage inside Newgrange.
9:09am - Rising sun viewed from the Newgrange monument.
Winter Solstice sunrise at Newgrange on Sunday December 20th - very good sunrise.
Recording of Winter Solstice at Newgrange on Monday December 21st - no visible sunrise.
Recording of Winter Solstice at Newgrange on Tuesday December 22nd - good sunrise.