Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Solstice

There I was thinking I live in a condo block. It turns out I'm living in an astronomical clock, used to signal the summer solstice.

The picture above was taken on the evening of 21st June 2009, looking towards the Gatineau Hills and the mast shows Ryan Tower at the top of Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills.

The above photograph was taken a few minutes later as the sun crossed the horizon. Unfortunately the picture did not capture it, but Ryan Tower was exactly bisecting the sun in this shot (next year I'll lower the exposure somewhat).

Now the question is, will my condo block last as long as Stonehenge?

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