Best Thing About Sunsets Is Watching Them With You

marina sunset

F/ 14.0, 1/800, ISO 500.

Living on Earth might be expensive but at least you get a free trip around the Sun every year.

 

Interesting Fact:Β  The time of sunset varies throughout the year, and is determined by the viewer’s position on Earth, specified by longitude and latitude, and elevation. Small daily changes and noticeable semi-annual changes in the timing of sunsets are driven by the axial tilt of Earth, daily rotation of the Earth, the planet’s movement in its annual elliptical orbit around the Sun, and the Earth and Moon’s paired revolutions around each other. During winter and spring, the days get longer and sunsets occur later every day until the day of the latest sunset, which occurs after the summer solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, the latest sunset occurs late in June or in early July, but not on the summer solstice of June 21. This date depends on the viewer’s latitude (connected with the Earth’s slower movement around the aphelion around July 4). Likewise, the earliest sunset does not occur on the winter solstice, but rather about two weeks earlier, again depending on the viewer’s latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs in early December or late November (influenced by the Earth’s faster movement near its perihelion, which occurs around January 3). ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset )

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18 Comments

  1. woo hoo, look at me, I’m an astronaut! thanks for a great reminder on our size, and how big my daily concerns REALLY are! thanks πŸ™‚ momentummikey

  2. Nice reminder for us earthlings. I also love to watch the sun setting and taking pictures of them. Awesome photo. πŸ™‚

    • Wow that is amazing, one day I hope to make it to Alaska and photograph the incredible nature. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • I agree, we should all enjoy a sunset everyday. Thank you very much for stopping by sharing with us. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  3. Way to remind some of us of our inferiority to you. Thanks. (That was a compliment) (I’m working on them)

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