Equinox Challenge from the verandah

I live about 17kms east of the city and from my veranda I notice the position of the sunset on the horizon change constantly but sometimes the clouds don’t want to co-operate. Astronomy fascinates me, these two photos were taken two days apart and the city skyline creates a great reference point.

Do you know how distances from Earth are calculated? For closer heavenly bodies photos of the sky are taken and again when the Earth is the opposite side of the sun 6 months later and they can calculate the difference from the movement and for further away stars using colour to determine the stars composition, brightness and various bands on the spectrum, it’s pretty amazing.


I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

4 response to "Equinox Challenge from the verandah"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 30, 2019

    Enjoyed the photos — beautiful sunsets!
    >>>Waves So-Long, as the Sun migrates your direction<<<

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: October 1, 2019

    Hello sunshine, goodbye rain I should be singing. but in truth I prefer winter. not so cold here and all day cycling.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: October 5, 2019

    Yes, the spring equinox is always a two-edged sword. I am happy to have longer days, but I know the stupidly hot temps are coming! Nice pics – the CBD looks so small!

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