earthsky.org | 2/18/2018 | Eleanor Imster
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Image via Marc Toso/Ancient Skys Photography.

Waterglyphs are a type of petroglyph – carved rock art – found across the American Southwest. The symbols are thought to be of ancient origin, (perhaps created by the Ancient Pueblo Peoples), and have been dated via x-ray fluorescence to around 2,000 years.

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Marc Toso captured this image on February 11, 2018. Marc told us:

This past weekend I visited this petroglyph, known as a waterglyph, along the Utah/Arizona border.

Night - Landscape - Living - Soul - Time

The night was frigid and the landscape was desolate. I didn’t see another living soul the entire time. However, it seemed as if at one time this was an important place, a place where things occurred.

The petroglyph points straight east to where the sun would rise and for me the rising moon, as seen sitting in the core of the milky way. All illumination was obtained by a thin crescent moon, which is visible in the photo as a bright circle in the core of the milky way, due to the long exposure, and a small Goal Zero USB Lantern on the lowest setting was used as Low Level Lighting.

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Places like this need to be kept as the are, far from city lights, and the noise of roads. We need places like this that allow us to have one foot in this world and one foot in the other.

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