by Shepard Ambellas
June 10, 2011
This morning after waking up (very
early) to many birds chirping like an angry alarm clock, I was
conversing with some friends of mine about the suns position and I
decided to film a short clip to demonstrate a few points.
Something about the sun seems different lately, from my
understanding the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
The position of the sun has been striking me as being different
lately, something might be going on.
According to official data - with the sun 10 to 15 degrees off the
horizon - it should have been positioned at around 70 degrees toward
the east when I spotted it at 5:45 am
PST, when in fact it was
positioned at 29-30 degrees north by northwest according to my
The Position of the
sun at 5:45 am PST about 10 - 15 degrees up off the horizon
From the approximate coordinates of
(45.523452, -122.676207), (0.367058, 0.617294) at 5:45 am
PST, I shot the
following video, in it you will see where I have documented that the
sun rose today 30 degrees to the east off of due north - a 60 degree
difference to the north off of due east.
If anyone has an actual solar compass please contact me.
Check out the following clip:
2010TheCountdown has documented pictures from 2010 compared
to shots in 2011 on the same month and day (1 year apart) where the
sun appears to be 30 degrees higher in the skyline and rising in a northwesterly location.
Here is a related video:
And another from Portland: