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Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins
Solar Observatory

Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México.

George & Eve DeLange

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Xochicalco Solar Observatory During Solar Equinox.

Xochicalco Solar Observatory:

The Solar Observatory of Xochicalco is something to behold. It is a natural cave that has been carved out by hand also. During two seasons every year, for two days each season, as the sun passes through its zenith, on May 14th and 15th and again on July 28th and 29th, a very strong ray of sunlight passes through a narrow shaft in the ceiling of the observatory to the floor. When you place your arm through the ray of light it is said that you can see your skeleton on the cave floor. (Actually it is the umbra and pre umbra of your shadow that creates this illusion.)

During other periods of the year light can be seen coming through the shaft but it is not as intense as during equinox.

To visit this area we would suggest flying into either Mexico City or Cuernavaca and then staying at a hotel of your choice.

The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is the commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is Mexico's and Latin America's busiest.

The General Mariano Matamoros Airport (IATA: CVJ, ICAO: MMCB), also known as Cuernavaca Airport, is the airport located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, near Mexico City. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Cuernavaca. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, as are the airports of Puebla, Queretaro, Pachuca, Mexico City, and Toluca. The airport is operated by the government-owned corporation Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA). It was recently renovated with the purpose of offering a fresh image, and modern facilities, and its composed of a sole building (excluding general aviation terminal, hangars, and control tower), with check in facilities, security check-points, a cafe, ATM, customs, waiting room and a sole boarding gate.


There are many very good hotels and motels in the area, and if you need a place to stay; Priceline.com can arrange that for you. In fact, we think they are the best way to do it!

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We have some links to Priceline.com on this page, since they can arrange all of your air flights, hotels and car.

We of course, appreciate your use of the advertising on our pages, since it helps us to keep our pages active.

We also have links on this page, that will connect you with several of the best hotels in Mexico City & Cuernavaca. Hotels that we have personally used!

We could, also suggest getting a hotel, and then letting them arrange for either a car, or a tour of Mexico City & Cuernavaca. If you call their Concierge Services, ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We have used this method, many times, when traveling in Mexico. We have found it to be safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Mexico City or Cuernavaca; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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George DeLange Says..
Did You See The Light?
Coming Down The Solar Shaft!.
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Antonio Iriondo Shows Us
Where To Stand
The Light Shows Up Here
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The Solar Shaft

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