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Watch the winter solstice live from Newgrange here

21 December 2017 08:00
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Watch the winter solstice live from Newgrange here

Weather permitting, it will be a stunning sight.

THE WINTER SOLSTICE is being broadcast live from Newgrange in Co Meath from 8.30am.

Every year on this date, a beam sunlight shines directly though a light box above the main door and casts a beam of light up the main corridor of the neolithic monument.

This feature of the 5,000-year-old neolithic monument was first discovered during reconstruction work in the 1970s.

The dramatic scenes are usually only witnessed by a handful of lucky ticket holders. Thousands apply to a lottery but the stone passage has extremely limited capacity.

Source: thejournal.ie

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