Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) is a special yearly event celebrated in Anthem, Arizona. It is basically a monument dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces. Apparently, there is a beauty hiding in it. But for you to unveil its secret gem, you have to be there at the right time.
In each Veteran’s Day, at precisely 11:11 AM PT, the sun’s rays perfectly pass through ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars. This phenomenon forms a flawless solar spotlight just over the mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.
The monument, however, is “incomplete” 364 days per year.
The city’s community council explains that the five pillars symbolize “the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together.” These are none other than the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and the United States Coast Guard.
By definition, they are all staggered in size along with their respective military seal placements. The latter can be seen on each pillar and are based upon prescribed precedence of the Department of Defense.
At exactly 11:11 AM PT, the sun’s rays beautifully pass through the ellipses of the monument’s five pillars.
This event wonderfully illuminates The Great Seal of the United States.
AVM Chief engineer Jim Martin said that a lot of consideration was made before they started constructing the monument. He was quoted saying,
“Each year, the center of the sun is slightly offset from other years by just a few horizontal or vertical arc-seconds relative to the timing of the required azimuth/altitude position of the sun.”
The community council checks “the variance 500 years” out.
This is to ensure that the structure stands and that the effect continues to work.
Martin further added:
“Using the statistical mean of the 100-year data, the altitude and azimuth angles for the structure were adjusted to provide time/error fluctuation of plus or minus 12 time seconds from the International Atomic Time mark of 11:11:11 a.m. we also checked the variance 500 years out, and if the structure is still standing, it will work.”
There is no doubt that a great amount of effort was involved in creating the Anthem Veterans Memorial monument. Clearly, it is more than just a structure erected to commemorate a special event.
Prehistoric Shark With 300 Teeth That Dates Back 80 Million Years Caught Off Shore
A prehistoric fish was found off shore in Portugal and scientists assume it survived millions of years ago.
Even if the oceans are too wide, humans still get to see their ends with multiple high-tech water ships built for exploration. Going deep down under is what’s very difficult to do with the bottom of the seas still remain undiscovered.
Many sea creatures that lurk at the depths of the ocean are still unknown to us humans. But an interesting fish came to surface and scientists are studying what it is really like. The prehistoric shark is believed by scientists to exist since 80 million years ago was and it was discovered in the Algarve, Portugal.
A frilled shark was found off coast in Portugal
The creature was named as frilled shark and it is said to be one of the oldest species that still exist today. Despite the claim that they lived for a long time on Earth, people don’t really know much about them and have only the basic details to describe them....
Meet The Women Who Invented The Brazilian Bikini Wax
The popular hair removal method was started by seven sisters.
A lot of women would prefer getting their pubes waxed - in a process popularly known as the Brazilian wax - than have the hairs shaved off. Some women swear that this process is the best, which is why Brazilian wax has become popular in recent years.
People might easily assume that Brazilian wax originated from Brazil. However, it didn’t - it’s actually a concept that started in New York. More interestingly, the treatment was a method pioneered by illegal immigrants.
Brazilian wax was started by the J Sisters salon in Manhattan in the early ‘90s.
The J Sisters are composed of seven sisters with names beginning with a J.
Heartbreaking Photo Shows Angry Mob Setting Mother And Baby Elephant On Fire
A sad reality goes with this award winning photo of a mob burning these mother and baby elephants.
Animal cruelty is at a rife these days and it is appalling to see how the harmless creatures are being disturbed by some of our kind for no valid reason. A photo of an adult elephant and its calf being set on fire by a vicious mob, and behind its success in winning a top Asian wildlife photography award is the harsh reality that humans, who are supposed to preserve them, are taking methods to take them down.
The photo was taken by Biplab Hazra in the Bankura district of West Bengal. The photographer titled the image “Hell is Here” which literally describes how the human-elephant conflict in the area has escalated to a deadly battle between people and animals. People captured in the photo where hurling flaming balls of tar and crackers to two elephants that are trying to run away from the angry crowd.
A photo captured how an angry mob in India burned two elephants that were running in distress.
The heart-breaking photo caught the attention of many during the photo contest ran by the Sanctuary wildlife magazine. Biplab Hazra also shared more of the story behind the photo revealing the calf was screaming in ‘confusion’ as it fled the “crowd of jeering men” when the image was captured. Biplab said:...