Mitad del Mundo

2000 years ago, the indigenous people of what’s Ecuador today, knew there was something special about the Quito (center of the Earth) area. 

1736, a French expedition established the equator line, which was reassured with modern day technology (difference is only 141 meters)

Sun solstice: no shadow can be seen for a few minutes 

Sun equinox: sun will be exactly above the equator. 

6 months of the year, the sun can be seen in the southern respectively northern skies. Stars of both skies can therefore be seen near the equator line. 


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