Petrogylph suggests ancestral Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

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Petrogylph suggests ancestral Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Researchers believe this petroglyph, in the lower center of the image, could be a recording of a total solar eclipse that occurred July 11, 1097. The rock art, just outside the boundary of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico, was found in 1992 by a member of a field trip of students from University of Colorado-Boulder and Fort Lewis College.
This petroglyph just outside the boundary of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico could be a recording of a total solar eclipse that occurred July 11, 1097. The streams coming out of the disc may resemble the sun’s outer atmosphere when it’s experiencing a “coronal mass ejection,” when clouds of solar plasma are blown away from the sun during strong solar flares.
A German astronomer drew an image of an 1860 solar eclipse showing intense solar activity. The image is similar to the petroglyph found in Chaco Canyon, which is believed to be a record of an eclipse in 1097, also depicting intense solar activity.

Petrogylph suggests ancestral Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Researchers believe this petroglyph, in the lower center of the image, could be a recording of a total solar eclipse that occurred July 11, 1097. The rock art, just outside the boundary of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico, was found in 1992 by a member of a field trip of students from University of Colorado-Boulder and Fort Lewis College.
This petroglyph just outside the boundary of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico could be a recording of a total solar eclipse that occurred July 11, 1097. The streams coming out of the disc may resemble the sun’s outer atmosphere when it’s experiencing a “coronal mass ejection,” when clouds of solar plasma are blown away from the sun during strong solar flares.
A German astronomer drew an image of an 1860 solar eclipse showing intense solar activity. The image is similar to the petroglyph found in Chaco Canyon, which is believed to be a record of an eclipse in 1097, also depicting intense solar activity.
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