dailybell2008: 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Somewhere out there...

Sunrise. July 15th 6AM-ish

39,000 ft. somewhere above Tabriz Iran (on our way to Dubai, Yangon, and Phnom Penh)
from--- Joe Pokrifka

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Frogs on the Lake

July 11, 2017. Sunset 9:13 PM.

I hope stuff's going well in California. I'm sending a video recording of sunset at the Ukrainian resort near Ann Arbor where I pretty much grew up in the summers. 

from--- Maria Mykolenko

Sunday, July 9, 2017

july 9th waning moonrise 7:58 pm

from-- Jenny Holland

Saturday, July 8, 2017

july 8th full moonrise 7:13 pm

from-- Jenny Holland

More from Elkins Park

Sunset in Elkins Park July 8th 2017-8:31pm

--Joe Pokrifka

Friday, July 7, 2017

july 7th moonrise 6:25 pm

from-- Jenny Holland

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sunrise--- From Las Vegas via Jenkintown?

July 6 at 5:56am
Found this nice shot on Photograph Jenkintown.
Enjoy! – Joe Pokrifka

Sarah McGeehan-Isidro‎ sent this photo to the site: Photograph Jenkintown
I am no photographer and this is not Jenkintown, but wanted to share my lovely sunrise over Vegas view

july 6th moonrise 5:34 pm

from-- Jenny Holland

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

july 5th moonrise 4:39 pm

from-- Jenny Holland

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

july 4th moonrise 3:45 p.m.

from --Jenny Holland

Monday, July 3, 2017

july 3rd moonrise 2:50 p.m.

-- from Jenny Holland

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July 2nd moonrise 1:54 p.m

-- from Jenny Holland

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1st moonrise 12:58 p.m.

-- from Jenny Holland

Friday, June 30, 2017

moonrise june 30 12 noon

-- from Jenny Holland

Thursday, June 29, 2017

june 29 moonrise 11 a.m.

-- from Jenny Holland

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

moonrise june 28 9:58 a.m.

-- from Jenny Holland

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

moonrise june 27

the moon rose at 8:53 a.m. and my little room is fairly lit by the sun.

--from Jenny Holland

Monday, June 26, 2017

moonrise june 26

the moon rose at 7:46 a.m. times from moonrise to moonrise progress so rapidly each day.  now it's light outside my room where the moon altar sits. but you can still see the reflection of the candles on the offering plate.

-- from Jenny Holland

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Moonrise june 25

the moon rose at 6:39 a.m.

- from Jenny Holland

Saturday, June 24, 2017

moonrise june 24 New Moon

The new moon rose at 5:34 a.m.  Brenda rings bells, and I'm going to light candles.

-- from Jenny Holland

lunar watch begins

I am joining Brenda and this community by observing the moonrise every day for a month. On day one, I got this card in the mail...

-- from Jenny Holland

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Most Joyful Noise-- Garden of Memory Solstice Celebration 2017

June 21, 2017. Sunset 8:34 PM.
Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CA.

The most amazing dailybell solstice so far-- this year's sunset bell ringing is the 10th performance at the annual 'Garden of Memory' event at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. The Garden of Memory is curated by Sarah Cahill and populated by 1000's of people who come to share the Solstice with fabulous performances in such a beautiful and unique place.

Blessings and kudos to all who participated with the Cardew Choir in the 4 hour performance of Pauline Oliveros' 'Heart Chant'. The vocal sound and energy was so contagious it spread throughout the crowd. It was magical. Thank you all 

Many thanks to Jenny Holland, Miriam Jacobs, Liz Keim, Wendy Reid and Betsey Willson for their help talking with people and distributing invitations and bells. And thank you Jesse Budel for documenting the performance. (Anyone interested in the entire 20 minute experience can see his piece on vimeo) 

Already shrinking

June 21, 2017. Sunrise 5:48 AM
San Francisco CA

Typical summer weather. The day after the Solstice-- daylight already shrinking. But just a tiny bit.

Monday, June 19, 2017

3000 mile Sunset Repeat

June 19, 2017. Sunset 8:34 PM.
San Francisco, CA.

Norman was in New York, and he and I were checking in on the phone as the sun was setting. It was such a beautiful site, I just wanted to share it with him. So I snapped the photo and sent it along right away. Two sunsets for him.

Friday, June 9, 2017

late light, no sun

June 9, 2017. Sunset 9:50 PM.
Dublin, Ireland.

2 days later. 1 more minute. Same place. No sunshine.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

light late

Flying to Dublin for the Sound Check Exhibition at the Science Gallery at Trinity College where my old Giant Music Box will reside for the next few months.

June 6. Sunset 8:15 PM - somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, followed by Sunrise on June 7 four hours later just before landfall, where the sun rose at 4:59 AM. Sometimes I can’t figure it out and just sit back and enjoy being lost. No documentation...

June 7, 2017. Sunset 9:49 PM.
Dublin, Ireland.

So LATE! Farthest north I’ve been so far this year — Anyone north of here? What time does the sun set?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For IONE and Pauline

7 June 17 sunset La Selva Beach, CA. 8:25 PM

We decided that this sunset sounding on Wed. 7 June was the better video to send. It's just Una Nakamura, Suzanne Parkhurst, and me in honor of Ione and Pauline. It was recorded at La Selva Beach, CA (near Aptos).
Love, Nancy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Longitude vs Latitude?

Driving from New York to Montreal for the Still Listening celebration in honor of Pauline Oliveros, I stopped a few times overnight to visit with friends.

It was interesting to figure out the degree of influence in terms of position (north/south vs east/west) on the sunset times—degrees of longitude vs latitude.
As it turns out, in Upstate NY, our position in the time zone (Longitude) is a more significant factor than how far North we are.

Anyway, I love how late the sun sets at this time of year and look forward to a few more weeks before we head back the other way.

May 27, 2017. Sunset 8:21 PM.
Olivebridge, NY..

41.5279 N 74.2154 W

May 30, 2017. Sunset 8:23 PM.
Poestenkill, NY.

42.6904 N 73.5646 W

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunsets with pianos and bells

April 26, 17. Sunset 7:55 PM.
San Francisco, CA. Castro Theatre.

Waiting in line on closing night of the SF Green Film Festival at the Castro Theatre to see the premiere of Twelve Pianos. Part of the 2017 Green Film Festival, the film by Dean Mermell is “a documentary film about artist / musician Mauro ffortissimo, and some pianos that want to save the world”.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I thought my mother was pretty old when she died

March 30, 2017. Sunrise 6:57 AM.
San Francisco, CA.

This would have been my mother’s 84th birthday. When I consider that this year, I will be the same age that she was when she died, I am shocked at how “not finished yet” I feel. I wonder if that’s usually true, regardless of how long you’ve been alive.
Happy Birthday Mom. I miss you.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jump into Spring

March 17, 2017. Sunrise and Sunset 7:18.
San Francisco (AM). Oakland (PM)

What I had thought was little bug I picked up in India was actually pneumonia- from which I am recovering (along with a broken rib for my coughing efforts). I’m feeling much better and am especially happy to mark and share this occasion.

For those of us North of the equator, we’ve already had the pleasure of the day of equal light / equal darkness and are now tipped towards the light. Here’s this year’s Equilux offering from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

ahhhh- thank you Sonia!

​Sunset in Jiquilisco (El Salvador, Central America) on Sunday January 29th at 5:45pm!
Picture taken by myself from a boat!

Have a safe trip to India!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Riding with the Pussy Hats!

January 21, 2017. Sunset 5:20 PM.

Riding back from the rally of the Women's' March in San Francisco on the N-Judah. A deeply moving, happy and blessed day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

early morning ear treats

January 10, 2017. Brooklyn. Sunrise 7:19 AM
For your listening pleasure-

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vangie and the crows at the beach!

January 7, 2017. Sunset 5:07 PM.
San Simeon beach, CA
Frogs San Simeon Beach
I recorded this on San Simeon Beach at sunset in honor of the dailybell. I need help with how to post it. I have been to the blog & read the thoughts there & am feeling inspired! 
posted on behalf of Vangie King

White Ukrainian Christmas

January 7, 2017. Sunset 4:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY

First REAL snowfall of the season. YAY!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

slow glowing

January 1, 2017. Sunrise 7:27 AM.
First sunrise of 2017 in Silver Spring, MD.

—posted by Linda Allen


January 1, 2017. Sunrise 7:20 AM.
Brooklyn, NY.

Happy New Year from the middle of Broadway in Brooklyn. And a good morning to you moderately early risers, too.

Bell Not Necessary- 2017 Challenge

General Invitation-- Please pass this along to anyone you think might enjoy doing this.

1-  Pick a month and curate an event (public or private).
Pick one day during your chosen month and plan an event for a group observation and performance to accompany either the sunrise and/or sunset. It does not need to be limited to the ringing of bells. As long as the purpose of the event is to witness and/or celebrate and share as a group the beginning or ending of a new day, anything goes.

2- Add a sunrise/ sunset observance to the beginning or end of an event or series of events that you are already involved with. The sun sets around 8:00 PM in the late Spring and early Fall. Logistically, it wouldn’t be difficult to include an invitation to participate in a performance of the dailybell. I would be happy to provide information about the project, a cheap source of bells to have on hand and anything other support you would like.

3- Research and report on an existing tradition-
Find an existing tradition of sunrise and/or sunset observation in your area (geographical or area of interest) and approach them or report on their activity. Perhaps you could organize a tandem event or even join the group in their (celebration). Many religions mark the times of day through group performance and/or prayer. And as you well know, the Solstices and Equinoxes are favorite times for people to engage in (some kind of observation).

No matter what you decide to do, please be willing to document and share your event in some way-

Thank you Alyce-- perfect

Last sunset of 2016 in Alpine, TX. 6:04 PM
- from Alyce Santoro

I was outside capturing the sun setting - with bell, of course! - on the last day of 2016! I can't tell you how many times I THOUGHT of ringing the bell at sunrise or sunset, or didn't get satisfactory documentation!! It was my MISSION not to let 2016 slip by without a single documented ringing...alas, I am without good wi-if at the moment and uploading the evidence will have to wait until tomorrow!