Presumably the sun will continue to rise further and further south until the winter equinox in Dec, then will start the return journey. Unfortunately I won't be able to record the journey.
These photos show the progress of the sun. They are arranged from Oct backwards. As you can see, the sun appears further to the left in each photo, until June, then of course we have the summer equinox in June, so the sun moves to the right nearer the condo again in May/Apr.
The condo is the reference point, although I realise some of the photos don't show the building. Note that with the photos of sun above trees, the trees are to the left of the condo.
See also sunrise and sunrise Part 2
I started recording the sun's progress again in late January 2010. At that time the sun was rising to the right, immediately behind the tall hill. Therefore it only made an appearance quite late, 8.00am, compared to other times of the year when it was earlier, around 7.10. The official sunrise time is 7.27 and according to Jan who gave me the facts, sunrise is defined as the time the first rim of the sun appears.
In Dec at the winter solstice (not equinox), the sun would have been at the furthest point to the right. And now it is rising to the left again, and will continue this direction until the summer solstice.
|11 June 2010|
Jan 24 2010
The last 3 photos show the range of the sun's journey between June and Dec, and a Google Earth view. The last image was made by Jan who has been following my interest in the sun, and with his scientific background he has done the maths. He wrote "the angle between the two extremes is ~ 46 degrees".
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