sunrise sunset calendar

Friday, December 18, 2015

Greetings From Fairyland

December 18, 2015.
Sunset 4:52 PM. Oakland, CA

We’ve passed the dip into the earliest sunset and are on our way up! However the sunrise is still outpacing the sunset, also moving later each day- so the daylight continues to shrink. But only for a few more days. We can almost hold our breath now.

In the meantime: here's a chance to celebrate the sunset at Fairyland in Oakland with the Pacific Boychoir.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

the light IS coming!

November 29, 2015.
Sunset 4:52 PM. San Francisco, CA

Almost at the low point. We are approaching the lower end of the curve for the earliest sunset of the year.

At this latitude,  the sunset has lingered at the same time for several days in a row. And at 4:52PM, it’s one minute away from the earliest sunset, which will occur on December 1st.

The sun will then continue to set at 4:51 until mid December, when it will tip forward and continue to creep later into the evening.  However, the days continue to grow even shorter until the Solstice because  the sun continues to rise later and later each day.

The light is coming!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Where have all the goblins gone?

October 31, 2015
Sunset 6:13PM. Oakland, CA

Halloween madness with some amazing birds and a couple of princess interpretations- one ballerina and one with a bucket.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

First Sunset

October 29, 2015 
Sunset 6:15PM. Alameda, CA 

Farewell my dear friend. I'd hoped to find or be somewhere nice at sunset this evening, but I was in my car in an unfamiliar neighborhood- So this is it- an ordinary street on the first sunset with no Sally in the world.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blood Moon Total Eclipse- (you just can't see it yet)

September 27, 2015. 
Sunset 7:01 PM. San Francisco 

Today was the day- Sunrise and sunset were both at 7:01- slicing the day in half.

I lured Norman and my nephew Paul from Montana up onto the roof with the expectation that we would all see the partially eclipsed blood moon rising opposite the sunset this evening. Too bad there were all those buildings and trees in the way. The plan was to watch the sun set into the ocean (fog along the horizon obscured that) and then to turn around and see what would have been a 3/4 eclipsed moon rising behind us.
Well, you can imagine it, and it was really nice up on the roof anyway.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

last few minutes of daylight

September 23, 2015. San Francisco
Sunrise 6:58 AM Sunset 7:07 PM

Fall Equinox (equal day and night at the equator). At this latitude, however, we still have a few extra minutes of light.  Our day of equal light and darkness- the Equilux- arrives on the 26th or 27th depending on the source. Stay tuned.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Celebrating Sunset # 25,568

Sunset 8:04 PM. August 15, 2015
San Francisco

How many times has the sun set during your lifetime so far?
Norman was born on August 14, 1945,the day Japan surrendered to the Allies. We celebrated his birthday this evening while he was out enjoying one of his favorite things: driving around in his car. 
Happy 70th Birthday and Happy 25,568th Sunset!