you are here, 2019
sunlight, mirrors, stone, mirasol
In 2019, the vernal equinox occurs on March 20. An equinox signifies that the center of the Sun’s visible surface is directly above the Earth’s equator. Using solar noon (when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky each day) as the temporal frame of reference, I am making an alignment to represent and embody the space between the Sun and the location of 34° 7' 45'' N, 118° 8' 54'' W on Earth. From the stone below to the mirror above, a 53° angle is made to sit along the north-south axis of the Earth. In astronomy, this is known as solar altitude.
When you share the space with this stone at the time of equinoctial solar noon, you’re completely centered to the Earth within the cosmos.