Intiñan Solar Museum in Quito, Ecuador - Encircle Photos

44 Intiñan Solar Museum in Quito, Ecuador

A few blocks from the Middle of the Earth monument is the true location of the equator. Keep your smart phone handy when visiting Intiñan Solar Museum. As you stand in front of a red line painted on a wall, your GPS coordinates should read latitude 00° 00’ 00’’. For someone like me who has spent years finding the coordinates of the places I have photographed, this is an exciting experience. Your guide will then demonstrate tricks of the effects of the equator. An example is the Coriolis effect or how water flows in different directions in the southern and northern hemispheres. The museum also has huts and exhibits of indigenous people and explains their solar culture and religion.

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Intiñan Solar Museum, Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador

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