Friday, November 28, 2014

A View From the Other Side Sunrise

All of my recent blog photos posted have been of the Kenai Mountain Range with the sunrise coming up over the peaks. As I was perusing my pictures I came across this one, taken from Right Beach in Kachemak Bay State Park on the other side of the bay. I was puzzled at first, trying to figure out why the sun was rising over Homer, and when I am in Homer it is rising over the mountains. Then I had an ah-ha moment when I realized that it is summertime. In the summer, this is more easterly. In the winter the sun comes up more from the south than the east. And since the sun comes up so early in the summer, I am not usually awake when it comes over the horizon at 5 a.m. or so. If I'd thought about it I would have realized that the sun comes up straight into my bedroom window in the summer, but only angles in obliquely in the winter.

A Kachemak Bay sunrise--from the other side!

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