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Mitchell's Fold[525 x 700 jpg]
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|Description ||Looking west at the outlier (SE from the main circle); this refraction of light appeared as the sun neared the end of the day. Looks curious in person. One wonders what our ancestors must have mad of such phenomena millenia ago.|
| A sundog. Delightful. The "Sun In Slendour" or "Three Suns" is the phenomena of a sundog to both the right and left of the sun. Such a sight was seen on the morning of the Battle of Morton's Cross, and noted by the Yorkists. |
| Apologies to all that this is not pre-history but a correction with a little more information.|
The battle was the Battle of Mortimer's Cross, 2/2/1461. The Yorkist ( the future) Edward VI, adopted the three suns for his symbol, claiming the they symbolised the three remaining sons of Richard, Duke of York: Edward, George (Duke of Clarence - he of the death by drowning in a butt of malmsey wine) and Richard (the future Richard III).
Shakespeare refers in Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent, make glorious summer by these sons of York". Sons/Suns.
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