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The Dancing Light

Twice a year, an awe-inspiring spectacle can be seen in Palma’s Cathedral when the reflection of the sunlight performs a Dancing Light on the walls of La Seu. The dates are November 11th and February 2nd, every year, without fail. Well, I went to Palma the other day. And, even though I already told you about this last November, I feel compelled to tell you again. It just is the most extraordinary exhibition one can imagine. I do not know of any other place in Mallorca or elsewhere, spiritual or not, where such a beautiful natural illumination can be seen, all courtesy of the sun and the great mathematicians of the 14th century. Luckily, the sun was not obscured that day by clouds or otherwise.

Brilliant, and very moving. Try and see the Dancing Lights, later in the year. Or, if you can make it to Palma in the next few days, the show should still be on, albeit with not quite the same astronomical precision.

The photos were taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 2nd, 2010. The time was 08:53:22 and 09:10:23, respectively.

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