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At Uxmal, Mexico, a tapered stone marker in front of the Pyramid of the Magician casts a minimum shadow when the Sun reaches the zenith—the ...

At Uxmal, Mexico, a tapered stone marker in front of the Pyramid of the Magician casts a minimum shadow when the Sun reaches the zenith—the ...

Naga Fireballs are a natural phenemenon that appear only in the Mekong River, Thailand. They are celebrated at a festival each year. They are thought to be bubbles of air from the beast, Naga.

Naga Fireballs

Naga Fireballs are a natural phenemenon that appear only in the Mekong River, Thailand. They are celebrated at a festival each year. They are thought to be bubbles of air from the beast, Naga.

Crowds gather at El Castillo to witness the equinox light and shadow effect. (Image credit: Jim Spadaccini, Ideum)

Crowds gather at El Castillo to witness the equinox light and shadow effect. (Image credit: Jim Spadaccini, Ideum)

A drawing of the 13th Bak’tun Long Count date as it might have been depicted by an ancient Maya scribe. Image Credit: Mark Van Stone.

A drawing of the 13th Bak’tun Long Count date as it might have been depicted by an ancient Maya scribe. Image Credit: Mark Van Stone.

Spectacular examples of these monuments can still be seen at Chichén Itzá.

Spectacular examples of these monuments can still be seen at Chichén Itzá.

Maya Priest Tiburcio Can May greeting the rising Sun on the day of zenith passage at Chichen Itza, Mexico. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC B...

Maya Priest Tiburcio Can May greeting the rising Sun on the day of zenith passage at Chichen Itza, Mexico. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC B...

Serpent head at the base of the staircase, Temple of K'uk'ulkan, Chichen Itza. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley)

Serpent head at the base of the staircase, Temple of K'uk'ulkan, Chichen Itza. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley)

Winter Solstice Sunset at the Temple of the Inscriptions,  Palenque, Chiapas (Image Credit: Alsonso Mendez)

Winter Solstice Sunset at the Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Chiapas (Image Credit: Alsonso Mendez)

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