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Shadows Of Petra Awaken Its Astronomical Orientation
2014-03-05 13:20:32

SINC During the winter solstice, the sun is filtered into the Monastery at Petra, Jordan, illuminating the podium of a deity. Just at this moment, the silhouette of the mountain opposite draws the head of a lion, a sacred animal. These are examples from a study where researchers from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and CSIC (Spain) showed how celestial events influenced the orientation of the great constructions of the Nabataeans. The movement of the Sun in the skies of Petra...

2012-12-20 08:25:11

WATERFORD, Ireland, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, to celebrate the Let There Be Peace theme introduced to the 2013 Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, Waterford and Times Square New Year's Eve are inviting friends around the world to share what it is that peace means to them. Select sentiments will be included in the Waterford toast given during the live New Year's Eve Celebration in Times Square to over a million revelers on-site and online via the...

2012-12-20 04:20:53

LONDON, December 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- METAXA releases the Sun on the longest night of the year! All across the Northern Hemisphere, as we get to the shortest day of the year, METAXA releases the Sun it has captured with each and every drop, known all over the world as possibly the 'Smoothest amber spirit under the Sun'. Enjoy each and every moment, with friends & family, and chase the cold and winter feeling away with the joy & optimism METAXA...

2012-11-02 15:23:21

PLANTATION, Fla., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solstice, a South Florida-based dental, vision and life insurance benefits company -- has donated to the American Red Cross to help support those in the Northeast affected by Superstorm Sandy. Not only is Solstice concerned about everyone impacted by the storm, but the company has thousands of members, providers, clients and employees living and working in the affected areas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111020/FL90549LOGO ) "All...

Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice. The longest daylight day of the year occurs when the Sun appears at its highest point in the sky. At that point, the Sun appears to stand still just briefly before it begins its long journey toward the Winter Solstice -- the shortest daylight day,...

Be Prepared For Manhattanhenge! May 29-20
2012-05-29 13:22:16

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday evening, residences and onlookers in Manhattan will be treated to a sunset spectacle known as Manhattanhenge. During the event, a half sun will align itself perfectly with the city's 201-year-old grid at 8:17 p.m. as it sets right in line with the streets of Manhattan in New York. The steel construction echoes a similar effect created by Stonehenge, as the ancient arrangement matches the direction of the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset....

2012-03-29 06:25:43

PLANTATION, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 17th, 2012, Solstice Benefits - a leading dental and vision benefits provider - participated as a 2012 Start! Heart Walk sponsor, raising over $31,880 for the American Heart Association. Solstice exceeded their $30,000 goal, almost doubling their results from 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111020/FL90549LOGO) Solstice employees and their families walked together to fight cardiovascular disease, the #1...

2012-01-10 09:00:00

PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies show that periodontal disease can lead to heart disease and stroke. Through their commitment to Oral Health and overall wellness, Solstice Benefits, a Broward-based organization, is honored to once again support the American Heart Association's Annual Broward Heart Walk. With heart disease and stroke as America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, the Heart Walk not only to raises funds for local research, but also promotes heart-healthy living...

2011-12-27 21:15:00

For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh´s Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh´s Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. Edinburgh´s Hogmanay is using @thistimeofyear to bring a piece of London 2012 Festival art to Scotland´s capital to mark the...

2011-12-23 01:45:00

Roadfish.com has released its annual 6 ways to enjoy the winter solstice list. The winter solstice falls on December 22nd, 2011 and is the longest night of the year. Minden, Nevada (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 The winter Solstice falls on December 22nd this year, and RoadFish.com has released its list of 6 Ways To Enjoy The Winter Solstice. The author of the article is said in an interview, "With an estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States suffering from depression according to Mental...


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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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