Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The above photo is of the pyramid at the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. Fortunately for us our day trip to the ruins happened to fall on the equinox. On September 22nd the sun was directly over the equator and at about 5pm cast the shadow you can make out along the left edge of the pyramid.
The stone structure was designed so that at this time it would appear that a snake was stretched down the entire length of the side. You might be able to make out the snake's head in the lower left corner of the photo. A large crowd gathered to watch. There was more to see as the sun set but we couldn't stay for that as our bus had to leave to get back to Playa del Carmen where we were staying.