Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SUMMER SOLSTICE

        I had in mind to do a few photos for summer solstice. It turned out to be a challenge that beat me. 

        I looked out at midnight the night before the solstice. There was an excellent photo. Just what I wanted. To the north, north west was light with a row of spruce trees that would how up black. 

        So the next night I was up, not at midnight though. It was cloudy.

       I prepared to try again last night so I set my camera out. Rats! I woke up at 4:15 AM. Well , I'm up anyway so I might as well take a few  shots. 

      For some reason I did not have my glasses on! So this photo is badly out of focus. So remember next time. Wear your glasses. 

     So this is 4:15 AM looking mostly north and a little to the east.

     Now I have to remember to include the photo!




34 comments:

  1. In early morning of June 24 is a line up of the moon and planets to the south east:)

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  2. Better luck next year with your summer solstice photos Red!

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    1. You know, I could have tried harder.

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  3. Pretty view, I love the trees. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. The view is what I was after but didn't get it the way I saw it.

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  4. You persevered and got your photos.

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    1. I'm going to try again when it clears off here.

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  5. How much daylight do you get there on Summer Solstice? I do wonder what the midnight light looks like then. I like seeing your 4:15 am view.

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    1. Today we have 16 hours 45 min of sun. The sun rose at 5:14 AM and sets at 10:00 PM. I may confuse people because I did spend 3 years in the Arctic with the midnight sun.

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  6. I’m going to guess you snapped these pics on the morning of June 22, despite the time on the photo being June 21. Re https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/canada/red-deer your Civil Twilight for June 22 should begin at 4:24AM. Civil twilight is defined as having enough daylight, before sunrise, to carry on normal outdoor activities. So, looking at your first photo, it’s just about what I would expect for a few minutes before Civil twilight. Interesting shot.

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    1. This is a post that was made up backwards so I may have some dates wrong.

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  7. That's pretty bright for 4:15 am. Did you need a nap? I am not happy when I wake often in the night! Hope you sleep better tonight!

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    1. Old guys get up more than a few times at night so I'm used to taking a look out the window.

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  8. Well there are days and nights like that and I've had more than a few with my camera

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    1. There are some interesting silhouettes out there.

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  9. Here in Iceland, sunset was after midnight & sunrise just after 2:00 AM. Now that’s a longest day of the year done right.

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    1. I like the long days. I seem to be energized by it.

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    2. It made sleeping in an all-glass dome a l’il tricky after flying all day/nite to get here though

      - Brian

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  10. Beautiful skies! Sunrises and sunsets are both beautiful, each in their own way.

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  11. Wishing you a wonderful summer!

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    1. It's been windy all spring and now we've had too much rain.

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  12. You did a good job, considering all the obstacles thrown in your way. There's always next year! :-)

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    1. I completely forgot my glasses because I was wondering around in the dark.

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  13. You are certainly persistent! I love the trees silhouetted against the light. I wonder what I would see if I got up at o'dark thirty?

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    1. I'm going to try this one again. I don't know how to edit that much.

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  14. I'm sure noticing the longer days now. We have to get out earlier for our walks now to beat the sun.

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    1. An early morning walk is a good habit to develop.

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  15. I was in Michigan for the summer solstice. The sun set at 9:29 p.m. I have no idea when time the sun rose ... I don't get up that early!

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    1. You're missing the best part of the day when you get up before sunrise.

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    2. I think you meant to say, if you DON’T get up before sunrise. 😊

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