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Solstice at Newgrange, a 5000-year-old megalithic tomb in County Meath, Ireland, aligned to the solstice Sun. Within the mound's inner chamber the first rays of the solstice sunrise pass through a box above the entrance & shine down an 18-meter tunnel to light the floor at the foot of a decorated stone. 5000 years ago the stone itself would have been illuminated. (Credit: Cyril Byrne, courtesy of The Irish Times) Mona Evans, "Winter Solstice" www.bellaonline.c...
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Solstice is the one day of the year where the sun's rays line up with the to alignments at the tomb of Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland. This photo is a view from within the burial mound's inner chamber. People have to make reservations long in advance to attend this annual event. I went in Nov 2001, so there was no sun.
Winter Solstice Newgrange...Cyril Byrne - courtesy of The Irish Times
winter solstice sunrise from the megalithic tomb of Newgrange, Ireland.
The view from the Newgrange burial mound's inner chamber...older than Stonehenge. The first rays of the solstice sunrise pass through a box constructed above the entrance and shine down an 18 meter long tunnel to illuminate the floor at the foot of a decorated stone
APOD: 2008 December 20 - Solstice at Newgrange
Solar Eclipse Analemma (Image & copyright: Cenk E. Tezel & Tunç Tezel (TWAN)) Take a picture that includes the Sun in the same place every day & over a year the Sun positions make a figure-8 called an analemma. At northern Winter Solstice the Sun is at the bottom of the analemma. This analemma, shot in Turkey, starting in 2015, includes a total solar eclipse. The base image was taken during totality on 2009-03-29. Mona Evans, “Winter Solstice” www.bellaonline.c...
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take a picture of the moon at sunset for a month this is what happens when all the pictures are super composed together.
fyeahuniverse: Solar Eclipse Analemma If you were to go outside and take a picture of the sun from the same spot and time of day for an entire year, you could track the movement of the sun in the sky, and that movement would look exactly like this: a figure eight. This is called an analemma, and the term for an analemma containing a solar eclipse is a tutulemma, a term based on the Turkish word for eclipse. (x)
APOD: 2013 December 22 - Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma
Autumnal Equinox. After the solstice, the days get shorter and the nights longer. Day and night are approximately equal on the equinox. Mona Evans, "Autumn Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Individual images taken of the Sun in one year to create a full curve called an analemma. The summer solstice being at the top, winter solstice at the bottom, and equinox where the lines cross. (Credit: Jesús Peláez)
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Stunning Image of Planet Venus [Edit: The Sun] Photographed In One Place All Year
Example of infinity in nature! Individual images taken of Venus in one year to create a full curve. The summer solstice being at the top, winter solstice at the bottom, and equinox where they lines cross.
Florence. St John is the patron saint of Florence and June 24 is a public holiday there. After a day of celebration, in the evening there are fireworks. Here you can see part of the display over the Ponte Vecchio. Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St John's Day" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180853.asp
Florence. St John is the patron saint of Florence and June 24 is a public holiday there. After a day of celebration, in the evening there are fireworks. Here you can see part of the display over the Ponte Vecchio. Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St John's Day" www.bellaonline.c...
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The magic of the feast of San Giovanni in Florence From the Middle Ages until today the date of 24 June has always been synonymous with great celebration for all of Florence and the florentines. The scheduled events are many and include historical re-enactments, such as the butt end of historic Florence football, the extraordinary opening of the art venues that this year the leading role as the Uffizi Gallery and the inevitable spectacle of "fochi".
Fireworks on Ponte Vecchio, 24 June for Saint John's Day, Patron Saint of Florence
Festa di San Giovanni: programma del 24 giugno 2013
Chichen Itza, Spring Equinox, 2011-03-20. (Credit: Passagetoroma) The video shows the "descent of Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl on the steps of the pyramid of El Castillo in Chichen Itza. What makes it rare is that all seven diamonds appear and no clouds interrupt the transition." Mona Evans, "Vernal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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The descent of Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl on the steps of the pyramid of El Castillo in Chichen Itza. The phenomenon that El Castillo is famous for occurs twice each year, at the spring and fall equinoxes. (In fact, the effect is viewable for a week before and after each equinox.) As the equinox sun sets, a play of light and shadow creates the appearance of a snake that gradually undulates down the stairway of the pyramid.
In Chichen Itza, Mexico every spring equinox let appear the tail of the snake.
Spring equinox 2009 at Chichen Itza, Mexico. A golden snake of light appears to slither down the steps of the pyramid dedicated to Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god. (credit: ATSZ56) Mona Evans, "Vernal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Chichen Itza Spring Equinox 2012 | On March 20 and 21, the period marking this years spring equinox, thousands of people will gather in the Great Plaza, the sacred heart of the ancient Mayan city of Chichn Itz, Yucatns famous World Heritage Site to watch the sunset. As the suns rays strike the massive Pyramid of Kukulcan, it begins to reveal its secrets.
Welcome to NOW, the moment of the fall equinox! (7:29 PM PDT on 9/22 / 02:29 AM UTC on 9/23) On the morning and evenings of the equinoxes, March 20, 21 and September 21, 22 and for a week prior and following the equinoxes, this incredible display is visible: The sunlight striking the pyramid Chichen-Itza, Yucatan, Mexico casts a shadow on the pyramid's staircase that resembles a species of snake that lives in the surrounding jungle. There is even a serpent's head at the bottom of the staircase to complete the effect. The west face of the pyramid is aligned with the zenith passage sunset and each of the four staircases on each face of the pyramid have 91 steps, with the final step at the top making a total of 365 steps, the number of days in a solar year. Ninety-one is also the number of days that separate each of the four phases of the annual solar cycle: winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice, and fall equinox. The question is, how did they do this?! In order to make this happen, they must have known that they lived on a sphere and the relative position of the pyramid on the surface of the sphere in relation to the angle of the Sun as the sphere went around the Sun. They must have known from stone one exactly how to lay out this incredible structure in order to align it properly. It's not like they could build the entire pyramid, wait for the equinox and then rotate it into place to achieve this effect.... http://resonance.is/ The Resonance Project • Ancient Explorers • Graham Hancock • The Pyramid Code • Ancient Knowledge •Chichen Itza Mexico • Earth Ancients • Megalithomania• Forbidden Archaeology • Ancient Mysteries • Secrets of Ancient Civilizations • Ancient Civilizations • The Resonance Project - Traduction Française • The Resonance Project - Página Oficial Hispana
Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza, Mexico. Shadow meets serpent's head at base of stairs.
Sunset from near the winter solstice sunset point in Stonehenge. The World Heritage monument dates back to over 4000 years ago. (Image credit & copyright: Pete Glastonbury, The World at Night) Mona Evans, "Winter Solstice" www.bellaonline.c...
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"Stonehenge Solstice Sunset" by Pete Glastonbury (TWAN)
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Earth at Equinox. 2013-09-22. (Photo: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ/ SRC "Planeta" / zelenyikot. livejournal. com) The Russian weather satellite Electro-L captured this image. The image is in visible light and near infrared. The near IR picks out vegetation and has been given a greenish tint. Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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The Autumnal Equinox… FROM SPACE! Courtesy Phil Plait, http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/25/earth_at_equinox_elektro_l_view_of_the_earth_from_space.html
Equinox Earth Image Credit: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ / zelenyikot.livejournal.com Courtesy: Igor Tirsky,Vitaliy Egorov Explanation: From a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator,Russian meteorological satellite Elektro-L takes high-resolution images of our fair planet every 30 minutes. But only twice a year,during an Equinox,can it capture an image like this one,showing an entire hemisphere bathed in sunlight. At an Equinox, the Earth's axis of rotation is not tilted toward or away from the Sun,so the solar illumination can extend to both the planet's poles. Of course,this Elektro-L picture was recorded on September 22nd,at the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox. For a moment on that date,the Sun was behind the geostationary satellite and a telltale glint of reflected sunlight is seen crossing the equator,at the location on the planet with satellite and sun directly overhead (5MB animated gif).
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Here is a great picture of me and Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner, and Dean O'Gorman together. Aren't we so cute?//// just thought this was so funny
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Barents Sea off the northern coast of Norway. Five days before the summer solstice 2013, the Sun hadn't set for just over a month. This picture was taken at an hour past midnight. (Image credit: Ian Ridpath) Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St John's Day" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180853.asp
Barents Sea off the northern coast of Norway. Five days before the summer solstice 2013, the Sun hadn't set for just over a month. This picture was taken at an hour past midnight. (Image credit: Ian Ridpath) Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St John's Day" www.bellaonline.c...
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Playa de Poniente Beach. 2013.06.24. A full moon (1 day past perigee) rises over the San Juan bonfire on the beach in Gijon. Fires formed by burning unwanted furniture, old school books, wood and effigies of malign spirits are seen across Spain as people celebrate the night of San Juan, a purification ceremony coinciding with the summer solstice. (photo: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso) Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St. John's Day" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180853.asp
Playa de Poniente Beach. 2013.06.24. A full moon (1 day past perigee) rises over the San Juan bonfire on the beach in Gijon. Fires formed by burning unwanted furniture, old school books, wood and effigies of malign spirits are seen across Spain as people celebrate the night of San Juan, a purification ceremony coinciding with the summer solstice. (photo: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso) Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St. John's Day" www.bellaonline.c...
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Summer solstice celebrations in the Wachau Valley in Austria. (Foto: NÖ Werbung, Catherine Stukhard) Mona Evans, "Summer Solstice - St. John's Day" www.bellaonline.c...
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The Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms. Taken on Nowruz, the March 20 equinox, from Esfahan, Iran. (Image Credit & Copyright: M. Taha Ghouchkanlu) Earthshine is Sunlight reflected off the Earth and illuminating the Moon's night side. Mona Evans, "Absolute Beginners - Observing the Moon" www.bellaonline.c...
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Earthshine illuminates the Spring Equinox crescent Moon...
The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms - Image Credit & Copyright: M. Taha Ghouchkanlu -- Also known as the Moon's ashen glow, Earthshine is Earthlight illuminating the Moon's night side. Taken on Nowruz, the March 20 equinox, from Esfahan, Iran, planet Earth, this telescopic image captures strong Earthshine from an old Moon. The darker earthlit disk is in the arms of a bright sunlit crescent.
Dark side of the moon
The celestial sphere. This is a projection into space of the Earth's coordinate system. The ecliptic is the Earth's path around the Sun - it's tilted to the equator because Earth's axis is tilted. Mona Evans "Equinoxes and the Ecliptic" www.bellaonline.c...
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Diagram of the celestial sphere from Space Sciences - with its two main sections, Observing the Sky and the Solar System, covers basic introduction the various sections of astronomy and have tons of information. The Navy & Satellites includes satellite launch trajectories, orbits, and how GPS works. http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/spacesciences/default.htm
Loughcrew Equinox - Knowth, Ireland. The video shows how the equinox sunrise illuminates part of the dark interior of a neolithic stone mound. ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Solargraph made with a pinhole camera in 2009. (Image: Becky Ramotowski) It shows the path of the Sun for the six months from the summer solstice - the topmost streak - to the winter solstice - the lowest streak. ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...
Diagram of the June solstice. You can see why in the Arctic Circle (66.5 degrees north) you don't see any sunsets and in the Antarctic Circle, the sun doesn't rise. ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...
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Sunrise analemma (2012: April 2-Sept 16). If you mark the Sun's position at the same time each day for a year, it makes a figure 8. This picture shows just half that, almost from equinox to equinox. The Sun is at its highest point at the June solstice and also seems to stand still. If you click to enlarge, you can see a little dot at June 6. That's Venus in transit. (Image credit & copyright: Tunc Tezel) ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...
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An analemma is that figure-8 curve that you get when you mark the position of the Sun at the same time each day throughout planet Earth's year. In this case, 17 individual images taken at 0231 UT on dates between April 2 & September 16,2012 follow half the analemma curve, looking east toward the rising sun and the Caspian sea from the boardwalk in the port city of Baku, Azerbaijan. The little black spot on the bright solar disk near the top of the frame is planet Venus, caught in a rare transit
Equinoxes occur when the Sun crosses the celestial equator. The ecliptic (broken line) is the apparent path of the Sun as the Earth orbits. The celestial equator is the projection of Earth's equator into space as part of a sky coordinate system - like a map grid on Earth. ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178064.asp
Equinoxes occur when the Sun crosses the celestial equator. The ecliptic (broken line) is the apparent path of the Sun as the Earth orbits. The celestial equator is the projection of Earth's equator into space as part of a sky coordinate system - like a map grid on Earth. ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Harvest moon on the day of the autumnal equinox, Sept. 22, 2010, Douglas County, Oregon. The Moon (and the setting Sun) look red when low in the sky, because the light has traveled through more air. The air particles tend to act as a filter to scatter the bluer light. The Moon also looks bigger when it's low in the sky, but its size doesn't change. (Photo credit & copyright: Robin Loznak) ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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The Chinese Scholar's Garden, Staten Island, New York. (Photo credit & copyright: Bill Gent) The moon-viewing pavilion overlooking a pond would be a perfect place to celebrate the autumnal equinox Moon. ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Loughcrew, Ireland. Megalithic passage tomb aligned to the equinox. On the equinoxes the rising Sun illuminates a decorated backstone within the cairn. (Photo: Michael Fox) ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" www.bellaonline.c...
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Equinox Sunbeam, Loughcrew, Eire. This megalithic mound was built five thousand or more years ago. The back wall is decorated with symbolic carvings. You wouldn't usually be able to see them, but around the time of the March and September equinoxes the rising Sun illuminates the wall. ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...
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Manhattanhenge. (photo: twi-ny/mdr) Twice a year the Sun sets between the skyscrapers of the east-west streets in what astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson dubbed "Manhattanhenge" as the tall buildings are reminiscent of Stonehenge. If the Manhattan street grid were precisely aligned with the compass points, it would occur on the March and September solstices, but it happens in January and July. ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54046.asp
Manhattanhenge. (photo: twi-ny/mdr) Twice a year the Sun sets between the skyscrapers of the east-west streets in what astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson dubbed "Manhattanhenge" as the tall buildings are reminiscent of Stonehenge. If the Manhattan street grid were precisely aligned with the compass points, it would occur on the March and September solstices, but it happens in May and July. ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...
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Midnight Sun on Altafjord, Alta, Norway. Since Alta is within the Arctic Circle, during the summer months the Sun doesn't set. This picture was taken in July, so it was after the summer solstice. (photo: Vberger) ©Mona Evans, “Why Planets Have Seasons” www.bellaonline.c...