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Stone Row / Alignment



After looking at Ruggles book on Prehistoric Astronomy in Britain & Ireland I had this noted as being aligned to the Major Moonset. However this link which features pictures of the row points it toward toward the major moonrise.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
14th January 2014ce
Edited 14th January 2014ce

Comments (6)

Derek , you were right the first time , although it is a few degrees of declination off target . tiompan Posted by tiompan
14th January 2014ce
Thanks George - was just pointing out what Michael Wilson has pointed out on his website Megawhat. I'm not qualified to comment on his calculations etc so said I would just make it clear. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
17th January 2014ce
Derek , it's not that obvious but if you go down to the fourth pic in the link , the associated text points out that the moon rise orientation is too far north and the moonset direction is the likelier , if not spot on option . tiompan Posted by tiompan
17th January 2014ce
Very good George - thanks for that, makes me a bit more confident that the database is reasonably accurate. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
19th January 2014ce
Hi guys, I think you might have misunderstood my notation. The old pictures were annotated using labels and pointers. The pointers should not be mistaken for trajectories. I would never claim that the moon rises in the south-west! My NEW pics do feature lunar & solar trajectories, accurately drawn. Scartbaun is not aligned to the major standstill though - it is cleverer than that... Posted by MegaMike
27th April 2014ce
Just saw your comment Mike - I had another look at your site. I really like the updated explanations and your theory makes more sense to me now. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd May 2014ce
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