3/19/22 Sunset Sky begins to clear after an overcast day and light rain View due west Le Tour at Road Closed barrier — long shadows of early Equinox morning 10:33 CDT Direct ray is striking the equator right NOW Topic Diversion . . . . . Nothing to do with the equinox, other than waiting … Continue reading "Equinox 3/20/22"
Not so much of a challenge as just something interesting to observe Been a long time coming! March 20th @ 10:33 CDT in Illinois 12 hour day/12 hour night from Pole to Pole Take a photo of a sunrise or sunset and/or shadows oriented due east/west A day or two either side of the 20th … Continue reading "Equinox"
Apologies for the Winter solstice sunset photo, pretty boring, but it was cloudy this week and I had to work late so it was taken from work around 5.10 pm a few days later near my desk. Some boring statistics above. I wheeled out the bike into the sun which is right on winter solstice … Continue reading "A winter solstice science experiment"
It’s hard to feel let down on the first day of spring, but here we are. It’s all the fault of Rich-Illinois – if he didn’t make such a big thing about seeing your shadow on the equinox, I wouldn’t have minded that it was overcast today in Moab for probably the first time in … Continue reading "An equinoctial letdown"
Spring arrives tomorrow at 0437 CDT, so Im either 9+ hours early, or waiting for tomorrow’s sunset, would be 15+ hours late Clear weather today after yesterday’s rain and wind, so best to take advantage of itRaleigh readies for Equinox with shadow nearly square to garage door Shadows very nearly oriented due east Shadowy cyclist … Continue reading "Equinox"
Less than 2 hours after I mentioned to Suzanne how nice and clear it was here, the outlying clouds of the remnants of Hurricane Beta make their appearance. A quick ride down 7th street to “Land Fill” road produced this disappointing image It does show a due west setting sun obscured by Beta’s remnants Much … Continue reading "Equinox Illinois"
The Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22 at 8:31 AM CDT (Vernal Equinox for our Southern Hemisphere friends) The sun will rise due east and set due west Pretty cool to observe if you live in a place surveyed with a grid system as we are in Illinois The sun’s location and shadows pointing due … Continue reading "Autumnal Equinox is Near"
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 … Continue reading "Equinox Challenge from the verandah"
This picture was a day early because I won’t be at home this evening. Yes, the driveway is pretty much oriented east / west. The Winter Solstice picture. From now the sun will “walk” south (left) for the next 3 months and we should enjoy some warm weather. This week there has been a run … Continue reading "Equinox in Tasmania"
Hello Cyclelifers, Here’s my contribution for the three current challenges. I see all the northern hemisphere-ites are relishing some warm and sunny weather, I’m over it and looking forward to some rain and cold. Click here for the details
We don’t have daylight savings time yet which means I would have had to get up at a very ungodly hour to catch the sun rising for the equinox challenge. Fortunately the setting sun qualifies, too. The sky was clear again today, yesterday I didn’t have time, and I was able to get out for … Continue reading "Equinox Challenge Munich"
Today’s ride started out as our submission for Rich’s equinox challenge, but Roddy and I soon realized that with an abundance of flora and fauna we could get credit for the monthly challenge; and by dropping a few bucks at JoLa Cafe we could spike the ball on our victorious race through the Cycle Life … Continue reading "A triple play on the first day of spring"
Illinois and Minnesota completely obscured by clouds 20 March, 2019 🙁 It doesn’t look like parts of the West Coast or Western Australia are faring much better Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Eastern Australia and Munich look clear 🙂 Not looking very promising for a sunset photo So . . . . . . . . . Out … Continue reading "Vernal Equinox Illinois — Photo Added"
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, … Continue reading "Equinox Challenge 2.0"
Sorry Rich, but I couldn’t find a east-west road but I did discover that our new footbridge lines up with the suns furtherest point south at sunset. Of course I am one day ahead of the solstice but I don’t think it would make much difference. For more on my night ride Click here
Well due to a rotten cold then my back going I hadn’t been on the bike for two weeks, blowing my cycling targets to kingdom come. So I started with my favourite local loop ride to the TV towers. Then on Sunday rode to meet the Wildhogs at Applecross, but it was a no-show with … Continue reading "Spring equinox challenge and other rides."
Thanks to Rich I was actually looking forward to getting out early for a ride. Mind you I haven’t been on my bike at sunrise since our “Off To See The Wizard” Tour four yrs ago! I’m more of a sunset gal myself. As we are right here on the ocean I bet you thought … Continue reading "The Sun Also Rises……"
September 17 – I decided to do a dress rehearsal and was out looking for the street that ran due east and a place where I could get a good shot. However, anytime betweem 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. is not good to be cycing leisurely, looking for the angle of the shadows and where … Continue reading "Autumnal Equinox 2018 – Munich"
I am working on the Anura to replace the freewheel. The old one was a bit buggered. Two missing teeth, bent sprockets etc. No wonder I had trouble with the gears since purchase. The new one is on after a battle separating diff from freewheel. I ended up sending it to Melbourne and Mr Greenspeed … Continue reading "Equinox in Tasmania"
No, not that kind of Equinox, the Astronomical one. We have a few days to plan our strategy. September 23rd, the sun will rise due east and set due west regardless of where you are on earth — shadows, likewise, will align due west at sunrise, and due east at sunset. Find a clear view … Continue reading "Equinox Challenge"