6:10am on 29th April 2006, the rising sun has to penetrate the early
morning mist and fog and get over the trees to illuminate the Dowth mound
and kerbstone k51 in particular.
But there is more than the trees obscuring the sunbeam on K51, much of the
stone is below ground level.
At 6:20am there is hint of light at the top of Dowth kerbstone K51
By 6:32am there is a clear illumination of K51, a fencepost is casting the
By 7:30am the lower part of the stone is illuminated, highlighting one of
the sun symbols.
Dowth K51 at 7:31am
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