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Sunset and moonset radial lines

Sunset and Moonset Radial Lines

Seven stone and bronze lines embedded in the lower West Observation Terrace radiate out from the building toward the western horizon. Each line points toward a notable sunset or moonset position on the horizon. Visitors can look at oval stone plaques embedded along each line for a description of the specific positions. Sun positions are the winter and summer solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes. Moon positions are major and minor northern and southern standstills.

Sunset on the winter solstice in 2008

Sunset on the spring equinox in 2014