Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Sunrise

Wednesday was the first day of summer, a time of year I look forward to with much enthusiasm. One reason is long sunny days. Here's a wide angle shot to show you the difference between winter and summer sunrise.

Sunrise over the highest peak on Goat Island on the first day of summer was 7:54 a.m. Sunrise on the first day of winter was well to the south and at 9:45 a.m.

Sunset over the Bunster Range to the west was at 5:34 p.m., making our summer sunlight last for nine hours and forty minutes. Compare that to less than two hours in December. Like Goat, the Bunsters are pretty tall. Even though the direct rays of the sun were gone, it was light until well after 10:00.

What are you doing with all your glorious summer sun? -- Margy

1 comment:

  1. Not much sun showing today. First rainy Friday of the season.

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