Sunday, December 20, 2009

Solstice Sunrise

Today, or approximately today, was the winter solstice and this was 11:00 AM and about sunrise. It is an iPhone photo since that is the camera I have with me just about all the time. I kept playing around with exposure and I think it came out okay. The colors in the sky were great. Sunset occurred about two hours later but at least there was some sun. A couple of weeks ago, I took a photo at high noon in Barrow and the sky was darker than here in Fairbanks at 9 AM. In Barrow, there was only a hint of light due south at noon. Just a hint of red in the sky.


  1. My wife reminded me this morning, as I was geared up, that it was now winter. The realization had escaped me at the moment as I prepared for the ride to work.
    Very nice picture!

  2. Richard:

    I don't think I could live with Sunrise at 11am and sunset at 1pm. I suppose it could be worse, ie: dark all the time.

    Lucky thing they let you out once in a while to go to SF

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  3. I thought about you when I heard there would be 24 hours of darkness somewhere up there. That would be fun for like one day.

    Take care.

  4. Fairbanks is too far south to have no sunrise. Another hundred miles north, that's another story. Barrow is as far north in Alaska as you can get and they have no sun at all right now but that doesn't mean 24 hours of darkness. There is light on the southern horizon in the middle of the day.