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The Botswana Solstice Machine

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The Botswana Solstice Machine

By Carl Dori

I’m currently living and working in Botswana.

Whilst driving through the Tropic of Capricorn, 140 km north of Gaborone in Botswana, I stopped one day to look at the curious structure by the side of the road and was pleased to find it was a Solstice Machine.

There’s no date and no indication of who put the Solstice Machine in place.

I couldn’t resist, on the 22nd December I was at the Solstice Machine to see for myself.

At 12:10 according to my watch the sun shone down the tube.

According to Wikipedia there are other monuments marking the line of the Tropics, this is the first monument I’ve seen.

Best Regards

Carl (CDD2455 on Cloudy Nights)


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