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West Kennet

Long Barrow


Equinox Sunbeams in WKLB

Twice yearly, around the time of the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, the rising sun sends a ray of light into this 5,650 year-old monument.

The spectacle is visible for a week or more either side of the actual Equinox and the light takes a slightly different course through the barrow each day.

Clear sunrises are not common: this was the only one of September 2013.

Video by Steve Marshall
Chance Posted by Chance
14th September 2014ce

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