January 2, 2019

Presque Isle at 8:34am

Sunrise from Presque Isle, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 2 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:34
  • Azimuth: 123°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: No


  • Temperature: 9 ºF
  • Felt like: -1 ºF
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Wind: 5 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 53%


  • 17mm
  • f/4.0
  • 1/160 sec
  • 1600


Presque Isle, Marquette, MI

46° 34' 47" N, -87° 22' 52" W

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Musings [133 words]

Day one, mistake one. Let the lens get fogged up almost immediately.

For the next six months the sun will rise roughly forty seconds earlier each day. A few questions come to mind. Can I become a morning person by training myself to wake up, thirty minutes before sunrise and forty seconds earlier each day for the next six months? Can I reduce my anxiety and stress by doing so? Can I decrease my distractions and become a little more grounded in that time?

Never have I intentionally sought the sunrise and felt like my day didn’t begin with an accomplishment.

Finally, I wonder, just how transformational can it be to intentionally watching one sunrise a year, to watching 365? It’s not impossible, and it feels as though it could change everything.

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.