Monday, December 21, 2015
Our balcony faces almost directly east. It amazed me when we moved here some fourteen years ago to realise that the sun rises in such a different place at each
equinox solstice. Yes, I did know that but I did not realise to what extreme it happened. If you look to the left in the photo, that is toward the north, that is where the sun rises in the winter. In fact at the winter equinox we get about five minutes of direct sunlight as the sun rises and it then disappears behind the front of our building. This time of the year we get direct sunlight until about noon. I estimate the difference to be about seventy degrees on the compass.