A new study shows that the builders of an ancient Roman fort in northern England aligned it so the sun’s rays shone through the gates at dawn and sunset on the winter solstice and summer equinox

A new study shows that the builders of an ancient Roman fort in northern England aligned it so the sun’s rays shone through the gates at dawn and sunset on the winter and summer solstice.

Glimpse of a tour poster for some homies in LA. Collab with @Danny Jones. You've been warned.

Summer Equinox

Glimpse of a tour poster for some homies in LA. Collab with Jones. You've been warned.

Collectible Antique Maps

Collectible Antique Maps

Erastosthenes' World Map 194 BCE - originally dated approximately 194 BCE. Erastosthenes was also the man who figured out the size of the Earth by using the noon sun on the day of the summer equinox to measure shadows at both Syene and at Alexandria.

Four Seasons Pagan Necklace - Solstice, Equinox, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Four Seasons Pagan Necklace - Solstice, Equinox, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Blessed Ostara!

Although for some of us it may not feel like Spring, the Spring Equinox is just around the corner! Here are 7 fun & adventurous things to do to celebrate the Equinox.

Tonight is Mabon, the autumn Equinox, when Hades took Persephone into the underworld to trigger winter... the time when day and night are equal and officially signify the last day of summer. It's a time to embrace change, to reflect on the year so far and to make plans for the rest of the year.  I'm terrible at planning ahead, but I do have a foraging class booked for Sunday with the chap, which I am really excited about. We had planned on driving out to the middle of nowhere this evening…

Tonight is Mabon, the autumn Equinox, when Hades took Persephone into the underworld to trigger winter... the time when day and night are equal and officially signify the last day of summer. It's a time to embrace change, to reflect on the year so far and to make plans for the rest of the year. I'm terrible at planning ahead, but I do have a foraging class booked for Sunday with the chap, which I am really excited about. We had planned on driving out to the middle of nowhere this evening…

...Over thousands of years of time, and because of precession, the sun slowly changes position, like the hands of a clock. Over thousands of years, the sun begins to rise in a different constellation on the mornings of the summer solstices, and a different constellation on winter solstices and different constellations on the spring and autumn equinoxes (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

2012 Precession of The Equinox- from Darkness into Light

...Over thousands of years of time, and because of precession, the sun slowly changes position, like the hands of a clock. Over thousands of years, the sun begins to rise in a different constellation on the mornings of the summer solstices, and a different constellation on winter solstices and different constellations on the spring and autumn equinoxes (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

The Sun's rise and fall create the rhythm of the seasons from Spring Equinox, to Summer Solstice, then Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.

The Solar Year - Solstices and Equinoxes

The Sun& rise and fall create the rhythm of the seasons from Spring Equinox, to Summer Solstice, then Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.

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