is no news significance in the photos below of the Neolithic
Stone' - I simply thought that readers might like to
see them. It had seemed towards the end of this particularly
dull November that it had been constant night-time for a
week but on Monday, the sun shone. During the late afternoon
on Monday, Tina and I decided to take advantage of the clear
skies to visit Arthur's Stone in Dorstone so that I could
shoot some stock footage for a future Wye Valley film project.
the photos, the stone and surrounding landscape are lit
and shadows of the stone cast purely by the light of the
26 day old moon. In the top picture, the constellation Ursa
Major (the Great Bear or Plough) can be seen to the right
of the longberrow and immediately above it, right at the
top of the photo, Polaris (the pole star) and Ursa Minor.