Today, June 20th, marks the summer solstice and will be the longest day of the year. It also marks the 183rd of the 366 sunrises this leap year will provide. Observant viewers will note that not all images were taken from the master photo point, established on the winter solstice, December 21st. A wedding trip to Puerto Rico, a father-son trek to Tromso,, Norway, and the restrictions imposed by the Corona virus, all served to offer varied viewpoints.
June 27th through July 3rd
Beginning on 21st, 2019, I began photographing the eastern shore of Lake Morton, from a consistent vantage point on the western shore, at about 15 minutes after the sun crosses the horizon. If successful, the project photography will illustrate the apparent movement of the sun from its southernmost position at the winter solstice to its northernmost on June 21, the summer solstice, and back again.
I am posting weekly updates and will follow with monthly and quarterly compilations until we reach there halfway mark, and then not again until we are back at the winter solstice of 2020.
For a calendar of all the stills since the 21st of December, please select a month from the main menu under "Good Morton!" or here:
The compass direction of the sunrise in Lakeland runs from 116 degrees (ESE) at the winter solstice to 63 degrees (ENE) at the summer solstice, a range of 53 degrees. This map tracks the changes, by degrees. CLICK IT to enlarge it. Or watch the video below.
The sun's apparent transit has stopped for now and it will sit almost "motionless for nearly a month when it begins it's "return" on July 5th. The 2020 summer solstice occurs at 5:45 PM on June 20th.