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A Report to Chaco Canyon for the Wijiji, Site 931 File
June 22, 1983
5:58 A.M., MDT, site visit begins
I was on the Wijiji site with astronomer Michael Zeilik to observe and to photograph sunrise activity as a possible Anasazi sun-watching station. Due to cloud cover, we could not accomplish this.
At 7:54 A.M., MDT, I observed a diagonal triangle of light touching the left point (viewer's left when facing sun symbol) of the painted white sun symbol on the site. I photographed what became a transit of light that moved from the lower left face of the sun symbol to the upper right of the same, passing onto the red painted and incised petroglyph that is adjacent (viewer's right when facing sun symbol) to the sun symbol. This transit of light on the sun symbol began at 7:54 A.M., MDT, and ended at 8:32 A.M., MDT. Highlights of the transit are as follows:
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