April 23, 2019

Black Rocks at 6:48am

Sunrise from Black Rocks, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 113 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 6:48
  • Azimuth: 71°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Eventually


  • Temperature: 35 ºF
  • Felt like: 28 ºF
  • Conditions: Possible Drizzle
  • Wind: 9 mph
  • Visibility: 6.3 mi
  • Humidity: 98%


  • 17mm
  • f/9.0
  • 1/80 sec
  • 800


Black Rocks, Marquette, MI

46° 35' 36" N, -87° 22' 47" W

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Musings [156 words]

On this day in 1851, Henry David Thoreau delivered his first version of Walking as a lecture, which was later published in The Atlantic posthumously.

The quote I think of most frequently reads…

“In one half-hour I can walk off to some portion of the earth’s surface where a man does not stand from one year’s end to another, and there, consequently, politics are not, for they are but as the cigar-smoke of a man.” – Henry David Thoreau

In the first four months of 2019, there probably haven’t been many portions of the earth’s surface I’ve stood where no man has stood from one year to the next. In fact, many of the places I’ve stood are quite popular. Perhaps, in a few of those places, nobody has stood at sunrise from one year’s end to another. And that’s a start.


Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.