Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

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Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:01 pm

This weekend is a great time to visit Angkor Wat and see the grandiose sunrise over the middle of the temple. Expect crowds.

Equinox Angkor to Take Place This Week
AKP Phnom Penh, September 18, 2019 --

Equinox Angkor, the sun rising over the central tower of the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province, is forecasted to happen this year between Sept. 20 and 22.

The forecast was shared by the Ministry of Tourism in an announcement released yesterday, stressing that the specific moment when the sun sits above the middle tower of Angkor Wat will be from 5:00 am to 7:00 am.

To promote the event, it added, the 4th Equinox Angkor Selfie Photo Contest under the theme “Angkor Wonder Selfie” will be organised and the three best selfies will be awarded with an official appreciation letter by the Ministry of Tourism and the amount of 1,000,000; 800,000 and 500,000 Riel (approximately US$250, US$200 and US$125) respectively for the first, second and third prizes.

This supernatural phenomenon takes place twice a year, the first time in March and the second in September, attracting thousands of national and international tourists.

By C. Nika
https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/17201
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Re: Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

Post by John Bingham » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:29 pm

Where I'm from all the ancient megalithic sites are lined up with these Equinoxes and Solstices. They are quite amazing but then it would only take a few years messing around with poles and shadows to figure out those trajectories. Well done though to the architects.
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 pm

"To promote the event, it added, the 4th Equinox Angkor Selfie Photo Contest under the theme “Angkor Wonder Selfie” will be organised"

According to The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster; (Revelations 7;11)
the world is going to Hell in a handbasket when they have selfie contests at Angkor Wat.
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Re: Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

Post by Yerg » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:27 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 pm
"To promote the event, it added, the 4th Equinox Angkor Selfie Photo Contest under the theme “Angkor Wonder Selfie” will be organised"

According to The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster; (Revelations 7;11)
the world is going to Hell in a handbasket when they have selfie contests at Angkor Wat.
Be grateful for small mercies, at least it's not a "BELFIE" contest?????
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Re: Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

Post by Duncan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:18 am

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Where I'm from all the ancient megalithic sites are lined up with these Equinoxes and Solstices. They are quite amazing but then it would only take a few years messing around with poles and shadows to figure out those trajectories. Well done though to the architects.


But will they still line up after Brexit ? That is the big question everyone is asking .
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Re: Equinox Angkor: Sun Rises Directly Over Central Tower of Angkor Wat

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 am

There is a wealth of scholarly papers describing the astronomy of Angkor Wat available online.
I couldn't understand any of it.

If anybody finds an easy piece, pleeease post it.
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