Friday, May 8, 2015

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – April 2015

The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition

Our monthly sunrise/sunset tables have been updated

Torontohenge April 20th at sunrise 6:27 am. Watch as the sun rises in line with Toronto's east-west street grid.

Altho true Torontohenge was April 20th, great shots for another week or so as sun hovers above street.

PM Harper visited the Air India memorial site in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2015, with his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi

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Hard to believe it's been 8 yrs since @pmharper unveiled the Air India Memorial Sundial in Toronto that I designed.

So proud to have designed this sundial

The design of the Air India Flight 182 Memorial Sundial, Humber Bay Park East, Toronto (by Ralph Bouwmeester,

The Flag of India

Enlargement of the Dharma Chakra

@pmharper @narendramodi Wow, 30 yrs ago - "Time Flies / Suns Rise and Shadows Fall / Let it Pass By / Love Reigns Forevever Over All"

The quote above is inscribed on the face of the sundial.

7 yrs since our SunChips Solar Billboard was unveiled on Earth Day in Oakland CA

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Over 14 hrs daylight in Toronto starts Apr 28th, and lasts thru Aug 14th.

Peak UV occurs in Toronto at this time of year (end of April) at around 1:15 PM.
Cheers, Ralph

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