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|Description ||Long Meg and her daughters - spring equinox eve 2005 as the sun sets.|
Quite possibly the most beautiful place in Cumbria to watch the sunset.
Next year I want to watch the sun rise on the spring equinox, rise into the star sign of Aquarius.
|Nice one Nicola! I wonder if there's any significance to the shape of the silhouette of old Meg from this angle??? (Framed in those two rounder stones....) You'd have been at approx NE, looking approx SW, I guess.|
|Thats exactly right Angie, I was looking SW. It will be interesting to check the sunset at the winter solstice when the days are shorter, and the sun sets further to the south, it seems possible that the sun may set behind Long Meg.
Its interesting that you also noticed the shape of her silhouette, doesn't it look phallic. It makes me wonder if she has been incorrectly named, the stone would be more appropriately called Long Mike! Also, she is framed through four stones, not two. Significant?
I felt that this location, standing under this massive stone, was a very significant place in the circle. The stone is enormous, and demands attention. You can see in this photo that the sun was setting behind another very large stone on the opposite side of the circle.|
|Thanks Jackme, for your photo of Long Meg's shadow being cast between the flanking stones, to touch the great eastern stone. Now I know that is happens in early February, around the feast of Imbolc. So thanks for solving the puzzle. Visit the site's main back by clicking on the highlighted text and open Jackme's image. Guess I know what I'll be doing early Feb '06!|
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