What: Spring Equinox Observance
Where: Tikal National Park – Guatemala
When: Spring Equinox Time: Sunrise
About: Observe the spring equinox sunrise at the ancient Mayan site of Tikal, the most popular site in Guatemala. There is a lot to uncover and experience at this enigmatic site even after years of excavation.
Mayan Celebrations: There are apparently Mayan communities that continue to revive some of the ancient ceremonial customs during the Equinoxes and Solstices which you may be able to witness if you visit Tikal, however still more research is needed before we can post more detailed information about them.
Alignment: Here is some information about the extraordinary spring equinox sunrise alignment at Tikal which incorporates a solar effect on two special temples.
On the spring equinox, the sun rises up the middle of The Temple of the Grand Jaguar with its nine terraces to crown its pinnacle. In doing so, it causes the temple to cast a perfect shadow over the much smaller Temple of the Moon, which has three terraces and was decorated with a wooden lintel showing the image of a royal woman. – Belsebuub & Lara Atwood
Below is a video of some of the beautiful features of the ancient Mayan site at Tikal:
A Note About Visiting Ancient Sites:
Please be mindful and respectful of the ancient sites. Treat them with care as to not disturb them, damage them or remove anything from them. Help protect these incredible sites so that they can continue to stand the test of time.
Please note: this event is not run by The Spiritual Sun. Please contact the organizers of the Tikal directly or visit their website if you would like more details about this event.
Article & Research by Christos Grapsas