Monday, November 7, 2016

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – October 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.

Hope Found For Unrecognized Ancient Malady Affecting Hundreds of Millions Worldwide | PR Newswire

“Hundreds of millions around the world avoid the sun and bright lights due to a condition known as "Photophobia." These people feel lonely, ostracized, ridiculed, and misunderstood by their peers, relatives, and neighbors. They experience many social and emotional ill effects as a result of living in darkness. Today, a new nonprofit organization P.S.A. is championing their cause.”

> A few years ago I designed a new home layout and shade structures for a Client suffering from this (Photophobia)

Looks like he lost the ball in the sun shade transition. But we'll take it. #BlueJays #OurMoment

Hey Toronto, are you ready for Torontohenge?

Torontohenge Tuesday Oct 25, 2016, 6:18 PM. Toronto @glynbowerman @shawnmicallef

> Boris ‏@TorontoBoris:  @shawnmicallef @SunPosition @glynbowerman what do you think is the best streets for it?

> Toronto 's main east-west streets such as Bloor, King, Queen, etc. @shawnmicallef @glynbowerman

> Boris ‏@TorontoBoris: I figured but Im trying to think which 1 woidldnte make for the most dramatic photographic effect

> Pick a spot where the street wall provides a good 'canyon' effect. @TorontoBoris @shawnmicallef @glynbowerman

RT Spacing Radio @SpacingRadio Photographers and sightseers, hit the east/west thoroughfares for a truly spectacular sight! Only comes but twice a year.  (Ed. twice at sunrise, twice at sunset)

Shawn Micallef ‏@shawnmicallef:  Tonight is Torontohenge & currently the sky is clear.

>.@shawnmicallef Fingers crossed. 

Catch a glimpse of Torontohenge tonight at sunset | CP24


“Attention photographers! Tonight is your last chance this year to catch the phenomenon known as Torontohenge.

At sunset, which occurs at 6:18 p.m., the sun will line up perfectly with the city’s east-west streets.”

“The event, which occurs twice a year at sunset and twice a year at sunrise, is a big attraction for photographers.”

Torontohenge – Today's (Ed. Oct 25/16) sunset could be nicest of the year in Toronto | via @blogto


“Toronto's home to some pretty spectacular sunsets. If you live in a west-facing highrise, you probably enjoy spectacular views and colourful skies on the regular. But today, everyone in the city will have a chance experience a marvelous show when the sun starts to go down.

That's because it's time for Torontohenge, (Ed. Thanks for the link to our blog)that time when the sunset aligns perfectly with Toronto's east and west streets. This phenomenon actually occurs a few times per year, but if recent sunsets are any indication, this one could be special.”

Four things to know about Tuesday's Torontohenge | via @torontostar

A cyclist rides into the setting sun and the lens of the camera causes a flare. Tonight's sunset AT 6:18 p.m. will line up almost exactly with major east-west downtown streets such as Queen and Bloor. This sunset happens twice a year. They call it 'Torontohenge' here in T.O.

“When the clock strikes 6:18 p.m. on Tuesday (Ed. Oct 25/16), people will have the chance to watch the sun bathe Toronto’s east and west streets in warm orange and red light as the sun sets. The sunset lines up perfectly with east and west streets just twice a year, and Tuesday is the last chance in 2016 for observers to catch the unique sight.”…

Skygazers take in 'Torontohenge' | Toronto Sun


“Torontohenge came to pass Tuesday, leaving excited photographers and Instagrammers in its wake.

The phenomenon takes place four times a year – twice for sunsets, twice for sunrises - and is a perfect photo-op for a sunset or sunrise aligned along the east-west streets of downtown Toronto.

“For the downtown, where all the tall buildings are and where the streets form canyons with walls on one side, that's where it's most dramatic,” said Ralph Bouwmeester, a civil engineer with a speciality in sun position modelling.

He gave followers a friendly heads-up on Twitter a couple days before Torontohenge came along.

“I usually try to get those dates and times for people, and let them know in advance so that the photographers can get their cameras out,” he said.

If you missed it, there will be other parts of the city where the sun will set directly down other east-west streets that are “aligned slightly differently,” Bouwmeester said, either Wednesday or next month.”

> Thank you @TheTorontoSun for the Torontohenge shout-out. Much appreciated. @MaryamShahLive

DYK: Latest sunrise of the year in Toronto is not in the dead of winter. Because of time change it's on Nov 5/16 at 7:59 AM.

Sunshine causes delay at Heritage Classic | Winnipeg Sun

“A bright and sunny Winnipeg afternoon was perfect for almost everything on Sunday, except for the Heritage Classic start time.

The glare from the sun created unsafe conditions for the players, so the outdoor game at Investors Group Field between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers was delayed by nearly two hours.”…

RT @CP24 Walking on sunshine: Idaho company debuts solar sidewalks

What time will it get dark on Halloween? This may help >

Cheers, Ralph

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