Winter has arrived at Arcosanti on calendar when the sun traversed the sky touching the highest point of the day. Arcosanti Planning Department staff, Samantha and Mandy, follow the shadow of the South vault that announced the solar noon. [Photos and text by TT]

The longest, yet ephemeral arch cast on the ground is recorded in paint as a reminder of our inseparable relationship with built and natural environments.

The shadow of the south vault reaches the furthest into the multi-purpose plaza on this Solstice day. From this day on, day is getting longer, while the mercury bar is getting shorter in coming months.

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