In the morning, I found myself grateful that the sun always rises. Every day, cloudy or clear, the sun still spins on its axis, spinning circles among the sun and stars. Before dawn, the sky was partly clear. Enough to make out the Big Dipper and North Star hovering above the woods. The North Star is … Continue reading The Sun Still Rises
I was able to borrow a friend's Solar Pathfinder so that I could get a better sense of our property's sun exposure. The center of the Pathfinder shows the path of the sun throughout the day for different months of the year, while the bubble-top device has a reflective surface that shows the location of any … Continue reading Good Day, Sunshine!
I only recently learned that solar noon—the time of day when the sun is at its highest—is at about 2 pm in the summer at my house. When I found this out, I could only think: Duh! That makes perfect sense if I'd ever thought about it. But I didn't even think about it, even though it's … Continue reading The Height of the Sun