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Let’s Track the Sun! Vernal Equinox Gnomon Celebration with Tony Hull

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Placitas Community Library will observe the Vernal Equinox (just a few days after the Equinox) with astronomer Tony Hull. Beginning around 10am you are, once again, invited to place stones marking the path of the sun’s shadow from the tip of a pole (called a Gnomon). Twice a year, on the Equinoxes, seeing the straight line of stones created to mark the Gnomon’s shadow is special indeed and quite different from other days of the year. The placing of stones to create this pattern will continue approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day. Join us at any time. You are encouraged to bring a few special small stones (2”-3” in diameter) to place to mark the progress of the sun’s shadow.


March 23
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Placitas Community Library
453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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