Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Sun is Headed South

The 45th parallel is the halfway line between the Equator and the North Pole.  My place is a little north of that, pretty close to 46 degrees north. Since the position of the Sun dipped below the Equator after the equinox on September 22, the Sun appears to be far south in the Montana sky. At mid-day, everything has a long shadow on its north side. I took this picture at 12:30 pm, looking due south.

If I had to judge, I'd say the Sun is as far south now as it would be in Dallas on the shortest day of the year in December. It will be very interesting to see how far south the Sun goes up here this winter and how short the days will become.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, oh wise one. However, the sun does not rise nor fall upon Dallas but on the Bitterroot mountains. -pitaw-