Out and about today, I was watching the sun as it skirted along the horizon. Not that I saw it at all, as it rose behind Crystal Mountain, and set behind Mount Hilgard &/or the US Range. Sunrise blends in to sunset, and the colours are amazing. Whereas down south (in south-eastern Ontario, and most places south of here) sunrise and sets take place in a matter of minutes, here they last for hours on end. The leaves are changing colour down south, but the sky is constantly changing colour up here.
Looking out to the northwest toward Feilden Peninsula, I saw the sun glowing brightly on parts of it. It didn’t reach the ice today though. With it slowly sinking, and the island topography, we’ll be lucky to see it again prior to its last official setting on Thursday at 1220 EDT. That will be the last of it until February 27, 2011!
We’ll still have great colours for a couple more weeks, before its light sinks completely out of sight. By the end of October, it will be quite dark.