Exploring Utah's Sun Tunnels & Salt Flats

December 27, 2017 9:00 am  |   Published by
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Exploring Utah's Sun Tunnels & Salt Flats

The Sun Tunnels in Utah is a sculpture for the stars and sun, created by Nancy Holt in 1976. It consists of four large concrete tubes (each 18 ft in diameter and 68 ft long), layed out in an “X” configuration. When piered through on the Winter solstice, the sun appears through two of the tunnels; and on the Summer solstice, the sun appears through the two other tunnels. In addition to viewing the sun, the holes drilled in the sides of the tunnels allow patterns of light inside allowing you to see the shape of various constellations of Draco, Perseus, Columba, and Capricorn. The Sun Tunnels really are in the middle of no where Utah, so be prepared with plenty of…

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