Thursday, May 12, 2016

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – April 2016

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.

Vancouver will have 14 hrs daylight by Apr 19. Sorry Toronto, you'll have to wait until the 27th.

Toronto sunrise / sunset table updated for April -

Ottawa sunrise / sunset table updated for April -

Vancouver sunrise / sunset table updated for April -

Heads-up @shawnmicallef and @Banquos_Banquet, next Torontohenge is on Apr 19 | Torontohenge 2016

Photo: By Sevtibidou (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Torontohenge: Watch the sun rise in line with Toronto 's major east-west streets on Tues Apr 19 at 6:27 AM

Torontohenge is coming! Great for photographers, not so great for drivers.

UV peaks at 1:01 PM in Ottawa this week (week of Apr 18). Take extra precautions 3 hrs before to 3 hrs after.

UV peaks at 1:16 PM in Toronto this week (week of Apr 18). Take extra precautions 3 hrs before to 3 hrs after.

Don't forget Torontohenge tomorrow morning Apr 19. Sunrise at 6:27 AM. Fingers crossed for clear skies.
> RT Shawn Micallef @shawnmicallef: Tomorrow in street grid action.

RT Shawn Micallef @shawnmicallef: A little bike ride spin tonight after a day riding laptop. 1st of season. Nice to be rolling again, nice to be light.
> @shawnmicallef If you're out riding at 6:27 AM tomorrow, watch for Torontohenge.

RT Metro Morning @metromorning:  A special sunrise this am. Torontohenge sees the sunrise align with the city's street grid. 6:27 am.

image via @metromorning

> @metromorning That is a great shot. Did you take it? FYI, the next Torontohenge will be on Aug 23rd.

Is it a billboard or a sundial?

image via

See time-lapse video -

Can't believe it's been 8 yrs since our SunChips 'solar' billboard was unveiled on EarthDay in Oakland CA

RT Leigh Buchan @lives2talk: @SunPosition Have been up near Horseshoe Valley! Lot of solar farms cropping up! Only 1-2 boards cause sunglare; others positioned properly!
> @lives2talk Yeah, a lot of solar farms have popped up in the area.
> RT Leigh Buchan @lives2talk: Are there regulations on which directions they can face?> @lives2talk The direction of the panels is set to maximize their solar exposure.

Fun fact: Toronto gets almost an hour more daylight than Miami these days.

Cheers, Ralph

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