Here it is given a discussion about the orientation of the causeway which is linking the Bent Pyramid to its Valley Temple. Using mooncalc.org software we can see that the causeway has an orientation that could have been determined according to the northernmost direction of the moonrise, which happens on a major lunar standstill. By means of the simulation, we can also see that, at the latitude of Dahshur, on such a major lunar standstill in the northernmost direction, the moon reaches an altitude of 89 degrees, having therefore a passage close to the zenith of the sky. Using software Stellarium, we can see that an orientation of the causeway to the rising of Capella is also possible. However, I consider more plausible an orientation to the northernmost direction of the moonrise.

The Bent Pyramid and the Major Lunar Standstill / Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina. - In: SSRN Electronic Journal. - ISSN 1556-5068. - ELETTRONICO. - (2018). [10.2139/ssrn.3143050]

The Bent Pyramid and the Major Lunar Standstill

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina
2018

Abstract

Here it is given a discussion about the orientation of the causeway which is linking the Bent Pyramid to its Valley Temple. Using mooncalc.org software we can see that the causeway has an orientation that could have been determined according to the northernmost direction of the moonrise, which happens on a major lunar standstill. By means of the simulation, we can also see that, at the latitude of Dahshur, on such a major lunar standstill in the northernmost direction, the moon reaches an altitude of 89 degrees, having therefore a passage close to the zenith of the sky. Using software Stellarium, we can see that an orientation of the causeway to the rising of Capella is also possible. However, I consider more plausible an orientation to the northernmost direction of the moonrise.
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