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    Season to Season: Earth's Equinoxes & Solstices #Infographic

    Season to Season: Earth's Equinoxes & Solstices (Infographic)

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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...

    APOD: 2008 December 20 - Solstice at Newgrange

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    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...

    APOD: 2013 December 22 - Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma

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    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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    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...

    Festa di San Giovanni: programma del 24 giugno 2013

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    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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    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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    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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    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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