Still Images
Maeshowe December 1998 - January 1999


Sunset in Maeshowe 19 January 1999 page 2
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The sun first shone onto the floor, before illiminating the blocking stone directly at its base and rear chamber by scattered light.  The sun finally disappeared at 15:31. The light inside was the brightest the author has ever seen, partly due to reflections off water in the passage and partly due to the elevation of the sun. 

Pictures were taken on a Kodak DC50 digital camera, on loan from David Griffith of Orknet.  Many thanks for this very helpful gesture.

 

The light beam at 15:31


By 15:28 the light was less strong

The beam got steadily narrower 15:29


Finally there was only a small patch left at 15:30

As the sun moved round it slowly faded

By 15:31 the light had nearly gone

Until it was almost gone


Just after 15:31 it had completely gone
 
 

The sun over Hoy at 15:35

A bank of cloud appeared  at 15:43 -  we were very lucky indeed


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