Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ANXIETY OVER SUMMER STOLTICE

      Last evening I went out to take photos related to summer stoltice. No, I wasn't overly anxious and wanted to jump the gun on photos. The weather forecast was the better last evening.

    So at 9:30 I packed the camera and got on the bike and went to a high spot about three Km from the house.  All photos are from 9:40 to 10:00 PM.

    I tried to show our long day where the sun set at 9:58  PM and rises at 5:14  AM For many people it's hard to visualize broad daylight at 10:00 PM. At midnight we still see light in the sky


       View of a senior's residence to the east.


  North side of a house




  The sun has not quite set.
  Somebody else is out bike riding. I met a woman pushing a stroller


  Across the street at 10:00 PM

An out of focus photo of my street at 10:00PM

36 comments:

  1. That is definitely a long day! Imagine all the birding one could do...hmmm...

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    1. That's 16 hr and 44 min where there's sunshine and count a least half an hour before sunrise and a half an hour after sunrise. Long day!

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  2. We tend to think of summer as having the longest days but you are correct (and thanks for the reminder), it's right now on the solstice that we have the most daylight!

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    1. Yep , one of my favorite days. Spent 5 years above the Arctic circle so 24 hour daylight there.

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  3. Living most of my life in Texas I was quite surprised by the long days when we moved to Oregon.

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    1. Hey, it gets better yet. Try Alaska!

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  4. You really do have a long day! I have never seen it still daylight at 10:00 PM. Where I live in Missouri the sun will set at 8:47 PM tomorrow. Any way you look at it I sure prefer the summer days of daylight to what we have in the winter!





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    1. Yes, I spent 5 years above the Arctic circle so 24 hours of sunlight.

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  5. The higher north you go, the longer the day is. For us here in southern California, the latest the sun sets is about 8:30 pm.

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    1. Well with that amount of daylight I guess you would have trouble sleeping!

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  6. Wow! All the way to 10 PM. That is amazing.

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  7. Longest day today. I remember how odd the hours were in Alaska one summer visit. In answer to your comment on my butterfly photos, they were quick and easy. The Butterfly did not move much, I used a macro lens and didn;t even use a tripod!! One of those lucky events.

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    1. Your butterflies were a very good catch. Alaska time would really mess things up.

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  8. We have long days, too, but your late sunset has got me beat by an hour or so. Now the days will begin to shorten, imperceptibly at first, then faster around the end of July. :-)

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    1. It seems that days shorten very quickly.

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  9. You certainly do have longer days than we do!

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  10. That day nears so close.I haven't seen any celebrations near to me, so may have to travel.

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    1. You can understand why there have always been celebrations for the stoltice.

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  11. You may recall that I was an English teacher Red. Please take another look at your blogpost title. One word is mis-spelt and it's not "anxiety", "over" or "summer". Nice pictures of late evening in Red Deer. I love long summer evenings. At this time of year there's hardly any real darkness.

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    1. Darn! And I'm not going to say typo. I just didn't know how to spell it. Thanks.

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  12. Our sunset is at 9:19 so you get 4o more minutes than us! Lucky duck! :)

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    1. Yes, I really like our long days.

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  13. I remember the long summer days in northeastern BC. We kids would be out playing at midnight. Quite different in the winter though, lol.

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    1. Yes, playing at mid night! It was tough to get kids to go to sleep.

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  14. Our days are pretty long at the moment, but we don't have THAT much sun that late. I think our sunset was around 9:20 p.m. tonight.

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  15. I just can't imagine sunlight at ten pm!
    Here in Australia we just had our shortest day, of course. I seem to spend the last couple of weeks saying to people "The days will start getting longer again soon"

    Your photos capture the evening light very nicely

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    1. It gets better. I was in the Arctic for five years so in the summer we got about 6 weeks with 24 hour day light.

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  16. Here in Seattle it's 5:12 am to 9:11 pm, but of course with very long twilight and dusk, making it over 17 hours of light. But you win, you man of the north country!

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    1. If I wasn't locked in an urban area , I'd be able to see awesome sunsets. The sunsets are very long.

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  17. I too was in Seattle for the Solstice and thought THAT was a long day compared to our relatively pedestrian 8:33 p.m. sunset here in eastern PA.

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  18. Hi Red, I wondered if you were going to do a post on Summer Solstice. Nice post here. Just out of curiosity I looked up length of day on June 21 for Red Deer and found 16:47. Here in Seattle it was 15:59. Wow, Red Deer is quite a bit further north. I didn't realize it was that much. Have a good weekend ahead!

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