Still Images
Maeshowe November 1999- January 2000

Sunset inside Maeshowe 26 November 1999

All of the pictures on this page were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera

26 November 1999 - there was an excellent sunset and the earliest yet shots of the sun in the chamber were made.

The sun was still passing over the top of the Ward Hill of Hoy


The light was shining on the SE
side of the passage at 14:50

The beam of light hit the rear blocking stone directly

and illuminated the floor and
passage brilliantly

Gradually the beam moved off
the block

View from the blocking stone
down the passage

The light gradually faded as the
sun moved round

but remained shining brightly on
the passage wall

as it moved off the blocking stone
onto the wall

the patch of light remained bright
but got smaller

until it finally became a small
patch on the wall

lower down and to the left of
its position on 1st December.

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