Wednesday, March 21, 2007

20070320 - Vernal Equinox arrives & people congregate at Sun Triangle

I met Charlie for lunch time to observe the Vernal Equinox alignment of the Sun Triangle at McGraw-Hill. A small crowd of people assembled to witness the shadow event and get the first hand feeling of astronomy. The atmosphere was lively and the weather was agreeable.

Minutes prior to local noon.

The alignment.

Assembly gets excited. Charlie photographs the shadow tip at high noon relative to the gnomon. Do the people know they're gnomons, too?

Another shot of the Spring Equinox alignment party.

Return to normalcy.

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