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.

Blog Purpose and Disclaimer - This blog compiles and shares public interest stories in an effort to educate and raise awareness. Sources, credits and links are provided for articles and images, and it is my belief that this blog complies with the fair dealing exception in Canada's Copyright Act. However, if you wish your item removed, simply ask.

Cheers, Ralph Bouwmeester

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Sunset Times 2011

We have posted 2011 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.

Cheers, Ralph

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Driving Interview

Judy Rife, of the Times Herald-Record of Middletown NY, wrote an article published on October 10, 2011, about the dangers of sun glare while driving in the fall. The article, "A sure sign of autumn: sun glare when driving", is based in part on an interview Judy did with me recently.  It contains some driving tips to keep in mind at this time of year.  You can read the article re-printed on our web site here, or you can read the original.

Cheers, Ralph

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 2011 Sunrise/Sunset Tables

October 2011 sunrise/sunset tables for select cities in Canada, the US, the Middle East, Haiti and Japan have been posted. The tables include the times of rise and set as well as the time of solar noon and the total number of daylight hours for each day of the month. Sun directions at rise and set are available upon request.

If your location is not one of the samples, contact us for a free table for your location for this month.

Visit to view and print our samples or to order your location-specific table.

Cheers, Ralph