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Sun Tunnels, Lucin, UT, USA [2]

Completed in 1976 by environmental artist Nancy Holt, the Sun Tunnels are located in the middle of the Great Basin desert near the ghost town of Lucin, Utah & consist of four concrete culverts about 18 feet in length that are positioned in alignment w/ the summer & winter solstices during sunsets or sunrises.  At the top are bored holes that mimic certain constellations & vary in size depending on the star's size in reality when viewed from earth.  When the sun is overhead the holes cast spots of lights w/in each tunnel.  Best time to visit are during the solstices or as a means to keep in the shade during a warm day.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12804x6402
Taken: 05/03/2016
Загружена: 05/03/2016


Tags: sun tunnels; utah; lucin; nancy holt; astronomy; astronomical tunnels
More About Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia

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