Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks, Marquette, MI

Sunrise No. 425 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 7:29
  • Azimuth: 100°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Uh huh

Weather

  • Temperature: 17 ºF
  • Felt like: 8 ºF
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 52%

Exposure

  • 17mm
  • f/22.0
  • 1/100 sec
  • 200

Location

North of Picnic Rocks, Marquette, MI

46° 33' 35" N, -87° 23' 13" W

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Musings [207 words]

And here it is, February 29, Leap Day. It took 425 mornings to get here, and something I hadn’t really thought of until January 1 of this year.

While concluding YOTS I, one of the biggest takeaways was encouraging others to watch more sunrises this year than they did last.

And then, while driving to (or fro) Peninsula Point Lighthouse, I realized after photographing 365 sunrises in 2019, I could actually fulfill this same ask of others, all because of February 29.

On that drive, I continuously laughed at myself, “Really, again, am I going to do it again?” But I had to, especially if I was asking others to watch more sunrises than the previous year and I had the rare opportunity to do the same thing.

Knowing this is a once in every 1,461 sunrises opporunity, I was excited to see the sun shine during a month when it rarely does. In 2019, the sun was visible only 8 of 28 mornings. If it persisted at this rate, it’s reasonable to assume you may not see a sunshiny sunrise on Leap Day until 2032, or later.

So here we are, I made it this far, just 305 to go.

The next leap year is 2024.

Outtakes

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I had a really hard time not making this the official photo selection of the day. As seen on March 14 and 16, I am drawn to these left over chunks of ice along the shoreline.

Related Sunrises (maybe)

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