Monday, June 21, 2010

Camminando | Summer Solstice at Sun Farm

The summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.

The name solstice comes from the Latin "sol" (sun) and sistere (to stand still). It is the moment (happening twice a year) when the Sun's apparent path north or south reverts its direction.

At Sun Farm the sun rising and setting at the winter and summer solstices are defined by markers or frames. The Solstice Helix ---framing the sun setting at the summer solstice--- unfortunately was torn down by a major ice storm last winter.

This summer the sun setting approaching the Solstice has been recorded in reference to Working Pyramid, a new functional sculpture placed at the intersection between Noon Columns and Sun Axis.