Winter Solstice, Chichen Itza ~ Mexico

An ancient Mayan sacred site, the pyramid of the feathered serpent, dedicated to Kukulcán, is a symbol of the union of the earthly and heavenly.
At the winter solstice the interaction between the sun and the temple creates the appearance of the sun climbing up the terraces until it rests momentarily directly above the pyramid on the pinnacle of the temple room that sits on top of the pyramid, before beginning its descent down the other side. It’s as if the sun rising from the lowest point of the structure ascends the terraces, until crowning the tower and returning down again.

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