Where the yin yang symbol comes from

yin yangWow, this page has a description of where the yin yang symbol comes from. It claims that the symbol is actually a graph of the length of the shortest shadow observed each day throughout one year. It’s a simple spiral.

yin yang graph

(Apologies for linking to pages with pop-up ad windows!)

March 5, 2008. information visualization. 1 Comment.

One Comment

  1. Britta replied:

    i like this, but i didn’t have anything to say about it until i found this lovely related gif: http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/39520020/420346

    December 17th, 2008 at 2:19 am. Permalink.

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