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Sun shining directly thru concrete Sun Tunnels

Sun Tunnels in the Utah Desert {format} {format} {format} 5:08 Scott Carrier

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the official beginning of summer, is makred by an obscure art installation called the Sun Tunnels in a very remote part of the Utah desert. Concrete drain pipes -- are aligned to channel the sun's rays at precise celestial moments. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 20 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jun 21 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Art