As well as learning about new stars and see the old stars from new perspective peru it is great place to see the milky way in it is glory.down here the extra half a sky of milky way it is brilliant .brighter and bigger thans the section visible from the northern hemisphere,however the distinction between studying the stars and admiring the milky way.
Western stargazers tend to treat to the milky way and constellations as two defferent sights. Not so in peru,where the shapes within milky way are actually at night skys key constellations.
Before you will go to photograph the stars you will go to get and idea about stars to planetarium cusco.
The black llama,the baby llama,the snake,the frog amd the fox, this are the dark constellations made not from joining up stars,but for describing the shape of darkness between the stars within the milky way,which the incas colled hatun mayo or big river, used by the inca and still familiar to the local Andean people today,it is perhaps the black llama that is the most impressive inca constellations, not only is this dark shape easy to see on a clear night,but it is eyes consist of alpha and beta centaury .the nearest two stars to our won solar system.look into the eyes of the llama.
The Milky Way the road to the sky.
Throughout the andes the milky as believed to be a river mayu in the inca language the source of all wáter on earth for the inka eart and sky are connected and the river Mayu morrors of the qhapac ñan or the inca Trail both are sacred,alive,and parts of the oe whole.Many andean cultures seen figures in grouping (constellations ) of stars the inka astronomers often they found their constellations in the dark spaces between the stars,know yana phuyu or interestellar dust ( Dark clouds) in the dark clouds they were able t osee some animals and other things from their daily lives .
Micheq Or Shepperd.
Many say the shepper is a woman, since the andean communities wome own the llama flocks while the men take care of them this shepper stends her arms towards the llamas and her legs are closet to the paws of the fox this example it is posible t osee it at choquequirao inca site.
The fo xis found at t the feet of the llama as if the were chasing her.look closely. The celestial llama seems to be kicking the fox. The sun passes through this constellations in december the tme the baby foxes are born.
Llamacñawin with Unallamacha | Eye of the llama with baby llama Orquchillay and Katachillay
This was the most important constellation to the Inka. The bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri serve as the llama’s eyes, easily spotted when the constellation rises in November. The constellation consists of two llamas, mother and baby, with the baby below the mother, nursing.
Yutu | Tinamou
The tinamou is a partridge-like bird. In the Inka sky, this kite-shaped constellation seems to pursue the constellation of the toad. (Tinamous eat small frogs and lizards.) It appears in the sky in October and stays until July, its disappearance marking the end of the potato harvest.
Hanp’atu | Toad
The toad was a very important animal for the Inka. They believed that the more toads croaked, the more likely it was that rain would soon begin. The appearance of the toad in the sky meant that it was time to plant. That is the reason why mosto f the pre cultures they just display to the todas, in mosto f the places you Will find Stone carvind toads
Mach’acuay | Serpent
Mach’acuay was said to oversee all snakes on Earth. This constellation emerges head-first in August and begins to set in February, depending where you live northern or southern hemisphere which matches the activity of real snakes in the Andes.Snakes it si carved also in many places as holy animals maybe itis been considere as Good of knowlodge.
Flavio Huamani, Photo Tours Peru
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