Across time, people have marked the changing of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! In honor of the solstice on December 21, let’s look at six amazing and ancient sites aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.
Did you know that the equinoxes and solstices happen at the same moment around the world? Even though we all have different time zones, these are astronomical events based on our planet’s orbit around the Sun and tilt on its axis.
Our ancestors lived amidst nature more than most of us do today. They observed the universe, marveling in its rhythms. They used the Sun and the Moon as a sort of calendar, tracking the Sun’s path across the sky. Here are some examples of the ancient sites and monuments that were built to align with the solstices or equinoxes.
Our ancestors built the first observatories to track the sun’s progress.