This large circular room, known as a Great Kiva, is built into the ground and one of the largest ever discovered. Researchers speculate these giant Kivas were ceremonial centers for all communities within the region and that this particular Kiva may have had a wooden structured roof, long since weathered away over the centuries.

Skilled at observing the night sky, much like the Egyptian and Mayan civilizations, the Pueblo, Anasazi and other Indian tribes of the desert Southwest four corners region built their structures around celestial patterns. This particular Kiva is built perfectly aligned with Polaris (the North Star).

In this one-hour exposure, the stars dance through the sky as the earth rotates with the full moon exactly overhead at 1:29am. Illuminating the ethereal Kiva walls and floor perfectly to give a glimpse of what little remains of this once great ceremonial center.

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