Monday, 22 July 2013

The Sun walks the Preselis..

From our house the month of July is the perfect time to observe the Sun as it rises out of the Preseli Hills..

This past week or so, I have been fortunate enough to witness several of these wonderful events..

From my astro log: July 17th 2013
My vantage point was our North facing kitchen window...   a perfect spot to wait for the Sun, and also importantly I was very close to the kettle... ! Any excuse for a cup of tea... !

I waited patiently for that first glint...


It wasn't long before Sol was racing skywards.......


 





The Sun walks the Preselis.

From day to day it's surprising how fast the Sun moves along the horizon.

The varying contours of the distant Preseli Hills clearly mark the daily renewal of sunrise positions.

From observations I took on the 17th, 18th and 21st of this month you can clearly trace the speeding path of Sol...


I'm not sure how long it will be before the Sun disappears behind the neighbouring rooftops, but I'm hoping to capture a few more Preseli Hill Sunrises before that time.....

Clear Solar Skies

Mark...

2 comments:

Drive-by Astronomy said...

Love the post Pemb's. You've captured a beautiful sunrise over the Preselis... now I want to join you for some tea some morning and enjoy the view from your kitchen. I'm glad you have been enjoying some clear skies lately. Best to Mrs. Pembs!

Pembrokeshire Astronomer said...

Thanks Mike..... :0)

I've put the kettle on..... If I talk nicely to Mrs Pembs she might make us some chai tea... :0))

We've had wall to wall blue skies for nearly a fortnight..... plus we've been camping out in the shed for a fortnight tonight..... loving every minute of it... :0)

This is the best July in Pembrokeshire since 2006.... !!!

Mrs Pembs shouts hello to you and Mrs Drive by.......

I hope you have a cool place to hide from that NY Sun.....

Talk to you soon

Pembs....:0)

Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...