The equinox reveals one of the secrets of Egypt's iconic Sphinx

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For those of you interested in the topic, check out the Robert Bauval book "The Orion Mystery" and its successor, whose title I've somehow forgotten. Truly fascinating stuff!
 
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As have the stars in relation to the Earth. Now who can tell me what star was the pole (North) star at the building of the sphinx?
 
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For those of us who live in the US, the equinox actually occurred on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:49 PM EDT. March 20 was our first full day of Spring!

It always amazes me that ancient cultures are attributed with using advanced mathematical calculations to align monuments and such, like the Sphinx, so they are positioned to predict equinoxes, solstices, and other astronomical events. It's much simpler than that: the power of observation!

Trace the shadow of a pointy stick and mark transition points over the course of several years and you, too, will be able to predict those same events! You don't need a computer or fancy mathematical tables: just a stick and some dirt will do.
 
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