Saturday, July 23, 2005

Wandering Sun #1

Here is an update on the wandering sun. If you saw my first blog, you will know that I started with a photo of sunrise on summer solstice. Here is a photo from that day and one from just over a month later showing the movement of the sunrise position and time.



The sun is peeking through the needles of the tree and not looking too bright but one can see that the sun is on its way to the south again.

5 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Maybe because we live so far north, we too follow the seasonal transit of the sun with great interest. On the longest summer days, the sun pours through a window at our dining table, and on the shortest, it does not even reach that window at all.
We have a mirror that faces east in our bedroom. It catches the first light of the winter sun and sends it into our room.

pablo said...

I didn't think Canada had a month of continual sunrises. Aren't you up by the North Pole and Santa Claus or something? Wow! I have a lot to learn.

(ha ha ha -- just joking)

swamp4me said...

Sounds like you are working to produce your own solar analemma!

You could do a little math and predict where the sun will be:
http://da.saao.ac.za/sky/sunposn.html

Ontario Wanderer said...

RD, Perhaps it's living in the north or perhaps it's just who we are. Don't you have a moon phase insert on your blog? (I have the moon phase info and sunrise, sunset info from the U.S. Naval Observatory on a data base here...)

P, Hope you are indeed joking. Southern Ontario is south of many U.S. states. I think I checked out that we were about as far north as central Nebraska. Meanwhile, I have been above the Arctic Circle in August and it was light until nearly 11 p.m. and the sun was up long before I was.

S4M, Yes, I am sure that I could probably do the math but it's easier to just wait and take the photos....

Thanks for the link!

nin said...

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keep it up....
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