Spring arrives at Keppel Henge!
The two photos below show what it looks like at the Henge site on the first day of spring. The photo on the left shows the Summer Solstice Stone in the foreground with the Equinox Stone just beyond it. The shadow of the Pointer Stone is crossing near the base of the Equinox Stone at the time of the midday transit. The large Winter Solstice Megalith is in the distance. This photo makes an interesting comparison with the winter solstice photo on page two. The angle of the Pointer Stone's shadow has changed from about a 22° angle in winter to a 45° angle in spring.
The photo on the right shows a close-up of the Pointer Stone's shadow as it glides across the Equinox Stone. The shadow will return to this spot on the first day of autumn.
Summer arrives at Keppel Henge!
This photo shows what it looks like at Keppel Henge as the Pointer Stone's shadow drifts across the Summer Solstice Stone on the first day of summer. The Pointer Stone can be seen in the foreground, at left. Beyond the Solstice Stone is the Equinox Stone, and in the distance is the Winter Solstice Stone. The angle of the Pointer Stone's shadow is now at 68° and has travelled about 20 feet across the radius of the Megalith circle from its winter location. It will now start its slow six month journey out to the perimeter again.
The megaliths of Keppel Henge consist of dolomitic limestone. Their surfaces have countless small passages which lead mysteriously into the stones. The passages are lined with calcite crystals, as you can see in these two photos.
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