Late Afternoon Sun at El Caracol

El Caracol, or “The Observatory”, is said to have been constructed around AD906.  An ancient Mayan observatory that the people used to observe changes in the sky.  Of the 29 currently known possible recurring astronomical events, such as eclipses, equinoxes, solstices, etc, that were of interest to the residents of Chichen Itza, 20 had sight lines distinguished in the structure.  Since part of the building has been lost, the total picture may never be known.

Late one summer day, with low hanging clouds reflecting colors of the sunset, the temple glows with warm colors on the flat land of the Yucatan peninsula.

Late Afternoon Sun El Caracol William Woodward

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