Solstice Challenge

As you can see June 21 is fast approaching and the Summer/Winter Solstice

As of today’s date (June 10) the sun will only travel an additional 1/2 degree farther north/south  — so, any time between now and approximately July 4th/5th the sun will change very little in its path from sunrise to sunset

Hence the name Solstice (Sun Stands Still) relative to its position at noon

So, take the first opportunity to photograph a clear sunrise/sunset — the difference from the actual date will be negligible

If possible, locate on an E/W road to photograph the sunrise or sunset

Be sure to include your bicycle!

The sun will be rising/setting well North in the Northern Hemisphere, and well South in the Southern Hemisphere of that road

This will complete the set of Solstice/Equinox photos which will show just how far the sun travels from south to north and vice versa throughout the year

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.

2 response to "Solstice Challenge"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 11, 2019

    Glad to see we have a few days leeway for you the challenge. I have a great app for finding a perfect spot for the picture, Sun Surveyor, theoretically anyway. But I think I’ll have to take a few trial runs at sunrise to see. Or maybe better at sunset.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 15, 2019

    ooops! Haven’t checked this post in a few days, sorry.
    A half a degree isn’t going to make much difference — and unless someone is into micro geometry the photo would have to be taken exactly as the equator of the sun intersects the horizon.
    The app looks like a great tool — thanks for finding that — you should be in a good area now for a great photo.

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