Midsummer or Summer Soltice from a worldly, observational point of view.



  • Open timeanddate.com and select 'Sunrise and Sunset' in the lower left hand corner.
    Then enter Oslo (Norway.) Times and angles vary as to latitude of town.

    A. Note the sunrise time for the entire month of June: 4:06am to 3:59am.
    Not much of a range. Pretty much the same. Great!

    B. Note the angle of the sun (azimuth) at sunrise (click arrow) for the entire
    month of June: 39ºNE to 36ºNE with June 15-27 (13 days), being 35ºNE.
    35ºNE IS THE MOST NORTHERLY POSITION THE SUN WILL RISE.

    C. This better defines the term 'summer solstice.' See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice

    D. Now go out in the early morning and take a photo of where the sun comes up;
    even, if you have hills or mountains to the east.

    E. Total sun light time for the 21st is the longest in the year.
    All night long the sun has been just below the horizon.

    F. OPTIONAL: Do same for the midsummer sunset.

    | Graph of Midsummer 🌄 azimuths for selected cities on June 2020.
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    | Reykjavík 20º
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    | |Oslo 35º
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    | | |Edinburgh 43º
    | | |
    | | | |Lyon 54º
    | | | |
    | | | | |Lisbon 59º
    | | | | |
    | | | | | |Mexico City 65º



  • Phoenix AZ is about 61º NE.



  • Tomorrow is the autumnal equinox. Now do A, B, D, and E above and compare.



  • D. Now go out in the early morning and take a photo of where the sun comes up;

    You see, now that's the part I'm struggling with. The rest is fine.



  • @Pathduck Skip D


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