Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday night sunset

Since summer, the point on the horizon where the sun sets has been moving steadily to the left (south) as we look westerly through the windows on the back side of the house. In another month or so, at the solstice, it will begin its swing back toward the north again. We have beautiful sunsets all during the year, but somehow November sunsets stand out. I don't know why.

Not the most spectacular sunset, but still pretty. Click to embiggen.

This was the view this past Saturday night, er, evening (getting close to afternoon, actually) as the sun set. The sun is setting these days at about a quarter past five. It will be even earlier as we approach the solstice.

Interesting fact: if you could look straight west of here right through the center of this photo, beyond the horizon, beyond the western coast of France, and across the Atlantic, the first land you would see would be the easternmost coast of Newfoundland, just south of the city of Saint John's.


  1. We've had some spectacular sunsets here in New England as well. Interesting I didn't realize due west was Newfoundland.

  2. You have a way with words, Walt--"embiggen" is going to spread around the world, and someday I can say I saw it here first.

  3. and eventually russia from your porch

  4. And it's sky shots just like this that I can stare at for a long time. They remind me of the peace and comfort I feel now with the passing of my MIL a few days ago.

  5. I've often wondered why the weather in Paris is so much better than the weather in Montréal which is further south.

  6. What lovely colours, that mixture of blue and gold. And the silhouettes of the electricity cables make the picture more interesting, too.


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