Blog Description - A collection of media articles and tweets highlighting 1) the dangers of sun glare while driving, 2) the issue of shadowing due to urban development, and 3) random fun sun facts.
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Cheers, Ralph Bouwmeester
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
If your location is not one of the samples, contact us for a free table for your location for this month.
Visit http://www.sunposition.com/tables.html to view our samples or to order your specific table.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We have posted 2010 Halloween sunset times for select Canadian and US cities on our web site. To view the list click the pumpkin or follow the link below.
Monday, July 12, 2010
In early 2007 we had the privilege of designing the sundial feature for the Air India Flight 182 Memorial in Toronto. The sundial was unveiled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on June 23, 2007, the 22nd anniversary of the bombing.
Five day later, on June 28, 2010, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the memorial and participated in a private remembrance with representative victims' family members.
Monday, July 5, 2010
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Friday, March 19, 2010
Take precautions 2-1/2 hours either side of solar noon. For example, solar noon occurs in Toronto tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. EDT, therefore, the danger period runs from about 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For a free sun table for the current month in your location visit our Sun Tables page at http://www.sunposition.com/tables.html
Environment Canada states:
- "The amount of UV you receive depends on both the strength of the sun's rays (measured by the UV Index) and the amount of time you spend in the sun. Reduce your time in the sun – seek shade, particularly between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from April to September.
- Cover up, wear a broad-brimmed hat, a shirt with long sleeves and wrap-around sunglasses or ones with side shields
- Use sunscreen – with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, with both UVA and UVB protection. Apply generously before going outside, and reapply often, especially after swimming or exercise
- Listen for Environment Canada’s UV Index – it’s included in your local weather forecast whenever it is forecast to reach 3 (moderate) or more that day."
Friday, March 12, 2010
Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in North America on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.
Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006. In Canada, most of Saskatchewan, parts of Quebec, and Southampton Island in Nunavut do not observe daylight time.
Year Begin End
2007 March 11 November 4
2008 March 9 November 2
2009 March 8 November 1
2010 March 14 November 7
2011 March 13 November 6
2012 March 11 November 4
2013 March 10 November 3
2014 March 9 November 2
2015 March 8 November 1
Source: USNO and National Research Council Canada
Thursday, February 4, 2010
View time-lapse video by clicking picture below.
Congratulations to Toronto ad agency Juniper Park, who on January 28, 2010, took home the 2009 Cassies Grand Prix for their SunChips ad campaign. You can read about it here.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Locations further south already enjoy more daylight than Toronto and their temperatures are warmer, however, they don't receive an increase in the hours of daylight to the extent that Toronto does. For example, Miami will receive only 26 more minutes of daylight per day at the end of January as compared to the beginning, and February will bring only 38 minutes more.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It is important to remember that rise/set times vary from place to place - they are very location-specific and it is not sufficient to look up the rise and set times for a place other than your own, and then to assume it applies for you. If your location is not one of the samples posted on our web site, let us know and we will send you the rise/set times for the current month for your location for free.
See http://www.sunposition.com/tables.html for details.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
These are technical, or official, times of rise and set based on an observer with an unobstructed view to a level horizon. Local apparent times may vary - especially if the sun rises or sets behind mountains.