Starting a hunab ku in a beautifil piece of amber or fossil sap from Chiapas Mexico. - According to the official Mayanists, such as Sharer, Hunab Ku means “one god” in Yucatec Mayan language, and was the creator of the universe and equivalent to Itzamna, and the milky way also called the gallactic butterfly but “Hunab Ku seems to have figured little in the life of the ancient Maya and no representations of Hunab Ku have been identified in the mayan codices or elsewhere.” -
Jose Arguelles would use a modified image in his 1987 book The Mayan Factor which caused people to confuse it for Mayan. - So, in summary, the “Hunab Ku” symbol was originally a rectangular symbol used by the Aztecs as a ritual cloak design, known as the Mantle of Lip Plugs (or, arguably, mantle of spider water). The symbol survives as a rug design being sold in central Mexico, but was associated with the Milky Way and the god Hunab Ku by Jose Arguelles in 1987, who changed the symbol to a circular one. This is how the symbol appeared in the 16th century Codex Magliabecchiano. - #mexicasculpture#mexicarving#mexicanartist#mexicajewelry#aztec#mexica#amber#ambercarving#ambar#chiapasamber#hunabku#milkyway#astronomy.
Some of the darkest skies in Hawaii! It is absolutely breathtaking there and makes me wanna go there every 6 months!
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Standing alone amoung great dunes of sand,staring up to the infinite lights,struggled thoughts & feelings are released. *Lengthy account of my night follows*
Night before last the decision was made to take a spontaneous trip down to @greatsanddunesnps for some tranquility to clear thoughts & shake the weird stagnant feeling that seemed to have overcome me. Plan was to snap some night shots, camp out on the dunes, awake for sunrise to then capture that. Got to the dunes all good & by the time the sun went down there was not a soul left out there. Told myself that I would be a little cold, but nothing that hasn't been endured before. With that thought I decided to leave my blanket in the truck to not carry the weight. An hour after the sun sets I gather my gear & make the trekk out on the dunes.
Start hiking to the high dune and it's strenuous having to hike in that. Every step you sink a few inches down and back, forward progress had to be earned. At one point for 15 minutes I was literally on my hands and knees, using my tripod to dig in the sand, to get up this one dune because you just couldn't walk up something of that angle without a sandvalanche coming down on your legs.
Captured some great shots. Yelled.Gazed.Yelled some more. Watches shooting stars go by. Danced in the sand. Acted a fool being the only one out there on all that sand.The time came for bed and it was a bit colder than I had anticipated. No tent, blanket, just going to sleep, on the sand with my...
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Chris Nguyen at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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This shot is a number of firsts: • first time at Pigeon Point and the outer SF area; • first battle with Karl the Fog (Karl doesn't mess around!);
• first MW & Perseid shoot;
• and first stacking attempt (I lie, it's my third; I'll share those some other time).
In addition to firsts, clouds were moving in fast from the east, and the fog from the ocean to the west, all signals to an early evening. Add to that light pollution from cars coming and going and for sure thought it'd be a bust.
Imagine the elation you get when getting a good result when you think everything is stacked (no pun intended, sorta) against you.
A welcome outcome are members of the community met here: Sean, Mario, and Katarina Bates - whom posted an amazing shot in front of the Juniper Tree at Joshua Tree National Park just earlier that week.
Think of all the people in this FB group and all the places in the world to meet, and it was here! The world got that much smaller, and reinforces the power of a tight-knit community like this.
Color Space: sRGB
Date Time Original: Aug 12, 2018 at 02:25:16 EDT
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1
Exif Version: 2.3
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Exposure Time: 13
File Source: DSC
Photographic Sensitivity (ISO): 3,200
Lens Model: Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
I feel when I get old, I will just buy a small wooden house at the countryside and look at the stars ⭐️ Follow @astronomy.daily_ for more astropics !! 🙌🙌 🌟Comment below to share what you think about this picture 🌌🌌 #TheAstroDaily#Milkyway