Sunrise from NOAA Station MCGM4, Marquette, MI

Sunrise No. 32 of 1,600+

  • Sunrise time: 8:13
  • Azimuth: 114°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Yes


  • Felt like: -20 ºF
  • Air Temp: -6 ºF
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • Wind gust: 11 mph


  • 85mm
  • f/22.0
  • 1/200 sec
  • 100


NOAA Station MCGM4, Marquette, MI

0.9 mile commute

📍 46° 32' 45" N, -87° 22' 41" W

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Musings [218 words]

Preparing for the next day has never been a skill of mine. I actually thought, by going to bed a little earlier last night I was preparing for a good morning to follow. Awake early, I pressed snooze once. Then back to it. With no direction of where to go I chose Marquette’s South Beach. The sun was just beginning to break the horizon. I rush down, running through knee deep snow drifts, turn on my camera… and it’s dead.

Twice! That’s twice that it’s happened in the last two weeks. I gave it a full charge a week ago, I figured leaving it in my car over with overnight lows of -22º would be just fine, right?

Well, I managed to take a photo on my phone through Delilah’s viewfinder. Then I rushed back through the knee deep snow drifts, a single onlooker probably laughing at me, headed back home and plugged my battery in for no longer than sixty seconds. It was enough juice to get back and take a few dozen shots. My hope is to produce a series of photos are are taken within ten minutes of the sun breaking the horizon. That will have to slide today. And maybe I’ll drink a few less lattes this month and buy an extra camera battery.


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