Equinox Challenge 2.0

The Equinox is just a few days away — and as the Analemma shows, the direct ray of the sun is striking approximately 2 degrees south of the equator today (March 15th).

Spring has been a real struggle to arrive here, not to mention Minnesota, but looks to be advancing nicely in Washington, Oregon, California, and Organ Pipe National Monument.

Again, this is technically a one day challenge, although a day or two either side of March 20th wont make a huge difference  –> allowing for clear skies in the period at some point.

If possible, orient on an East/West road, and photograph the sun either rising or setting, which will be either due east or west depending on which event you photograph.  Be sure to include your bicycle!

This is also the time to balance an egg on end 😉

Photo taken at Autumnal Equinox 2018

Now, there might have been, might, I say, have been some poster putty involved, but I will neither confirm nor deny that.  🙂

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "Equinox Challenge 2.0"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 16, 2019

    21st March is looking sunny, looking forward to some coolness and the football season and maybe a sunset photo.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 16, 2019

      Looking forward to another beautiful equinox sunset over the Indian Ocean!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 16, 2019

    Oh, thanks Rich. This month was challenging enough already without throwing an equinox ride into the mix. Pressure, pressure, pressure.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 16, 2019

      LOL– Just being my helpful self. 🙂
      Looking forward to your Sicily tour and enjoying your day rides in the meantime.

      Oh! Dont forget the egg balancing. 😉

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: March 17, 2019

    Don’t know that I’ll be able to participate, but I have noticed that I’ve lost one line of the clothesline to the shade of the house at noon these days….

  4. By: MrGrumby Posted: March 21, 2019

    I know it’s past the equinox, but if Jen and I can drag our arses out of bed early tomorrow, maybe I can get a shot in.

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