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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...

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....

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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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