Still on Minkey Hill

What was first thought of as a summer solstice alignment has now stretched to at least a Beltaine/Lugnasad one, marking the beginning and end of summer.
On July 16, I was standing close to the masts, a couple of hundred meters away from my location on June 15, with a nearly equal distance left on the ridge towards the north, making the alignment visible until Lugnasad or even longer.
If it should be still possible to observe the sun setting behind the Grianán when moving north-east to Sheriffs Mountain, it could take the most remarkable turn in becoming an additional equinox alignment, lasting for six months, simply by walking with the setting sun, starting at the spring equinox at Sheriffs Mountain, reaching the southern edge of Minkey at the summer solstice and from there gently returning towards the autumn equinox and the point, where it all began.
Even if there are only a few more days or weeks remaining and the same outcome can no longer be seen in September when moving hill, such lasting alignment is unheard of, not because no other monument has been positioned with an equal or similar intention, it just never has been observed before and such possibility therefore did not entered even remotely anyone’s mind.
But should it last until the equinox, than the ancient ancestors of today’s Inishowen created one of the most ingenious and dramatic spectacles on this planet in which the sun sinks into the very monument, her light is dividing twice a year into two equal halves on the very dates marking the beginning and end of this alignment. If this is going to be the case, than the Grianán would become the first monument where an alignment of this nature has been rediscovered with an unusual and intriguing strong emphasis on the equinoxes.

Photo taken June 29.

Photo taken June 29.

Photo taken June 29.

Photo taken June 29.

Photo taken July 15.

Photo taken July 15.

Photo taken July 15.

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