Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse
Possible petroglyph of ancient solar eclipse in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Piedra del Sol, the rock he rock that hosts the petroglyph.
A German astronomer drew an image of an 1860 solar eclipse showing intense solar activity.
Photo of possible solar eclipse petroglyph, lower center of image, in Chaco Canyon, N.M.
Eclipse events

Mancos State Park will host a party and offer 100 pairs of eyeglasses to attendees. Meet at the Group Picnic Area starting at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Mancos State Park is on County Road N at County Road 42. There is a $7 per vehicle park admission charge. Carpooling is encouraged. For more information, call 533-7065 or visit http://bit.ly/2v4N3wh.Anasazi Heritage Center will host Eclipse Extravaganza!, a free viewing party with hands-on activities, solar-viewing equipment and live feeds from the path of totality. Attendees will learn about solar astronomy, sun safety and cultural connections to the sun. The center is at 27501 Colorado Highway 184 in Dolores.The Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, will host a viewing party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event will feature four hands-on activities, viewing glasses and lunar temporary tattoos.Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., will hold its event from 10 a.m. to noon, and offer eclipse glasses, a variety of solar-eclipse-themed crafts, arts and activities. The event is free and open to all. Viewing glasses are available at the library, and community members are welcome to one pair each.

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Possible petroglyph of ancient solar eclipse in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Piedra del Sol, the rock he rock that hosts the petroglyph.
A German astronomer drew an image of an 1860 solar eclipse showing intense solar activity.
Photo of possible solar eclipse petroglyph, lower center of image, in Chaco Canyon, N.M.
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