Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – October 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

Halloween 2015 sunset times -

Trudeau: "Sunny ways my friends. Sunny ways." Could be a cool vision statement for my firm.

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Lockheed Martin Parking Catches Sun Power

On October 20, 2015, Lockheed Martin joined Florida Governor Rick Scott, Duke Energy President of Florida Utility Operations Alex Glenn and other local officials to celebrate the powering up of its 151,400 square foot solar array covering the parking lot at its facility near Clearwater, Florida. The project represents Florida’s largest, private solar array.

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Watch the sun set in line with Toronto east-west streets on Monday Oct 26 6:17 pm.

Special 'Torontohenge' sunset to wow commuters - Toronto - CBC News

Toronto Torontohenge Oct. 26 King St. W.

A specially timed sunset gave some Toronto commuters a nice sight on their way home Monday (Oct 26/15) - the sun set in line with the city grid: a phenomenon known as "Torontohenge."

The sun set at 6:17 p.m., and the clear conditions made it a nice night to watch the sun drop in line with Toronto's major east-west streets like King, Queen and Bloor.

While a delight for photographers, the setting sun can make driving difficult.

The sun has been setting in similar positions all week. But Ralph Bouwmeester, who specializes in tracking the sun and shadows, tweeted that Monday would be the optimal day for seeing "Torontohenge".

The "henge" part of the name is a reference to England's famous Stonehenge, which was built so the rising sun aligns in a specific way during the summer solstice.

Manhattanhenge, in New York, always generates thousands of photos.

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Thank you @Spacing for the Torontohenge shout-out!

TORONTO-HENGE IS TONIGHT (Oct 26/15)! Thanks to Ralph from @SunPosition on Twitter, we know that tonight at 6:17pm the sunset will line up perfectly with Toronto's east-west streets.

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Darkest morning of the year in Toronto on Oct 31/15. Sunrise at 7:52 am. Nice to go back to Standard Time - at least for the mornings.

Cheers, Ralph

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