Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sunset (ish) at the world's tallest structure

Willis Tower Chicago - Sunset July 25th 8:15PM (photo taken at 8:34PM due to long line :) )

contributed by Joe Pokrifka

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunset from the top of the world

Sunset 8:55 PM. July 20, 2016
Lake Manasarovar, Tibet

from Barbara Held:

I wanted to send you a special photo of sunset at Lake Manasarovar, a sacred pilgrimage spot in Tibet. This was just before we did a fire ceremony … an incredibly moving moment on this big adventure!
For more info about Lake Mansorovar

Friday, July 15, 2016

July Challenge

Many thanks to my niece, Hannah for this month's challenge- ODE TO THE SUN.

How many things can you do at once?
Follow the sun up or down as it crosses the horizon, make some noise and document it at the same time?
Share here, on Facebook and/or with friends when you are done!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The earliest sunrise so far!

Sunrise 2:52 AM!!!!!! July 3, 2016
Gulf of Finland-

Thanks Joe! Why were you up so early?!??!??

Sunday, July 3, 2016

pin the tail on the donkey

Sunset 8:58. July 3, 2016
Buffalo, NY

It's always very fun and challenging to try and figure out where you are and what time it is on the earth below from the middle of nowhere in the sky. I look at the map on the seat back video and then lookup the sunset/rise time over the nearest city. This time it looked like Buffalo, NY at 8:58.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

heading south in the far far north...

June 29, 2016 Sunset 10:34 PM
Paide vald, Gulf of Finland

More of the lovely late-in-the-day sunsets from Joe. From the Gulf of Finland. This one is earlier quite a bit earlier than the one from yesterday. They are heading south-- What a great way orient yourself on the planet. Safe travels!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

From the Sea of Sweden

June 28, 2016 Sunset 11:08 PM 
Alands hav, Sweden 

From Joe who is traveling with his son’s choir. How does such a late setting sun affect people?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Sunset!

June 26, 2016. Sunset 8:36 PM
Bun Ching Lam posted this on her birthday, and I would like to share it here. I assume this is in Poestenkill, NY and that it is one of the few remaining late sunsets. Thank you guys!!! Happy Birthday Ching

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sparkly Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2016. Sunset 8:34 PM 
Oakland, CA. Chapel of the Chimes. 

Even though this year’s annual Garden of Memory event (thank you Sarah Cahill!) to celebrate the summer Solstice fell on the day after the Solstice (leap year disruption?), the bell ringing at sunset was a sparkly, glorious moment. Hundred’s of bells added to the already swirling soundscape that included the Cardew Choir in the final hour of their 4-hour performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Heart Chant.

Celestial FYI— While the sunrise has bottomed out at its earliest time (for this location), it will turn around and start squeezing the light from the day on Monday (6/27). Good news, however, is that the sun will continue to remain at it’s latest for another week- so we still have the sense of long days for a while longer.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Leaving on a jet plane

June 16, 2016 Sunrise 6:17 AM 

Norman took this photo (he had the window seat)
Heading home with a rib-breaking cough in time to witness this sunrise a few miles east of Barcelona.