Category Archives: Stonehenge

Henges, be they stone, wood, cars, or otherwise.

Mintaka, Orion, Equinox

Making a Henge, part one. The Solstices and Equinox lines. East / West and North / South determination and marking. An initial Solar Calendar. The start of the compass rose with equal 60 degree segment marking. You are now oriented in time and space and know when to party on Holidays. ;-) Continue reading

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Why A Henge?

Why was a henge built, and does when say anything about why? What does the moon have to do with it? Continue reading

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A Fun Egyptian Portable Sundial

How to make a simple, elegant, and effective portable sundial that is easy to use. Continue reading

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Lunar Resonance and Taurid Storms

Comets and tides, both driven by solar system orbital mechanics, ought to share some timing properties, IMHO. Continue reading

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Ramesses The Red

Several of the ancient Egyptian Pharsohs had red hair. Continue reading

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