February 6, 2019

Presque Isle at 8:06am

Sunrise from Presque Isle, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 37 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:06
  • Azimuth: 112°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: No


  • Temperature: 13 ºF
  • Felt like: 10 ºF
  • Conditions: Possible Flurries
  • Wind: 3 mph
  • Visibility: 2.8 mi
  • Humidity: 87%

Observed from 2.23 miles away


  • 27mm
  • f/8.0
  • 1/80 sec
  • 500


Presque Isle, Marquette, MI

46° 34' 56" N, -87° 22' 48" W

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Musings [149 words]

It cannot be overstated how much Lake Superior changes in a single day this time of year. Yesterday there were a few chunks of ice balls near the shore and open water as far as the eye can sees (that’s about 7 miles to the horizon when standing at the shore). And today, it was nothing but ice as far as the eye can see.

As I prepare for my TEDxNMU talk I have been thinking a lot about taking delight in nature, finding delight, seeking delight. My dear friend Stephanie likes to joke about how amused I am all the time. I think that’s something that I’ve always found in nature. About a year ago while walking up Hogback Mountain with a friend, I noticed this naturally formed wooden bracelet. She commented, “How on earth did you notice that?” It starts with taking delight in the smallest things.

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.