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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...

2013-12-17 23:00:52

The Winter Solstice and Mass Wedding Vow Renewal will take place at 6pm on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at Vecoma at the Yellow River. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Winter has bestowed magic upon the brides and grooms who first took their vows at Vecoma on the Yellow River. Renewing those vows among the snowy white décor is something to behold. The Winter Solstice is a turning point, a renewal of the season and the return of the light to the winter sky. Hosting a Winter...

2012-12-03 05:02:50

Learn to connect through water in time for the Age of Aquarius with Hado (Energy) & Water Master Masaru Emoto at the 15th International Hado Instructor School in Merida Mexico, December 15-18th. Learn more about the importance of Water and this monumental Mayan Event. Merida, Mexico (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 Author of the NY Times Best Seller, Hidden Messages From Water, Hado (energy) and Water researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto, offers a very special and significant opportunity with the 15th...

Stonehenge Was A Monument Marking Unification Of Britain
2012-06-23 09:49:33

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain. Some stones came from southern England and others from West Wales. These stones are thought to have represented the ancestors of different groups from the earliest farming communities in Britain. Investigators from the universities of Sheffield,...

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....

2011-12-23 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...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

The Natural Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Cicada which live in temperate to tropical climates and can cause damage to agricultural crops, shrubs, and trees, Maggots which are larva of flies attacking crops and food. The article on Winter Solstice covers a hemisphere's shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December...


Latest winter solstice Reference Libraries

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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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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Ecliptic -- The ecliptic is the geometric plane that contains the orbit of the Earth. The orbits of most planets in the Solar System lie very close to it. Seen from the Earth, this is the great circle on the celestial sphere that contains the different positions of the Sun relative to the background stars throughout the year, and most planets can be seen close this circle. The zodiac also lies along the plane of the ecliptic. Because there are about 365.25 days in a year and 360...

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