Winter solstice in Taipei

So I’m at least close.  I got a photo of nearly the sunrise (I’m about 45 minutes late), on a nearly east/west road (off by about 15 degrees), on nearly the solstice (one day late).  The photo is taken biking east along the Xindian River near Bitan Scenic Area, just south of Taipei.  There’s a bicycle in the photo, and if you imagine a line from the photographer’s perspective that skewers the poor bicyclist, it nearly due east.

The photo was taken ar the beginning of our terrific day ride to Wulai, the best day so far of our tour of Taiwan.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

2 response to "Winter solstice in Taipei"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 23, 2018

    Hi Scott — great photo and view of the Solstice from another part of the world. Thanks!
    Again, the sun is well south of the E/W line you describe.

    Followed your tour in Europe, and now Taiwan — great reading and photos.
    Rachael’s videos are great, feels like riding right along with you.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: December 23, 2018

    LOve the photo! Especially that it shows the Chinese characters on the side, probably denoting a pedestrian walkway.

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