December is the most emotional this during this journey, heavily determined by the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

I spoke of the fall gauntlet, which offers a brief refrain from the busyness before the holiday season begins. Being a retail shop owner, it’s an hurried and busy time, trying to keep the shop open as much as possible, while slinging orders both online and in-store. Layer on top of that holiday festivities and obligations. Truly, it’s Christmas day that marks the end of a busy summer, busy fall gauntlet, and a busy holiday season.

Suddenly, I have a day off, where I feel I can finally process the emotional weight of this sunrise journey. One quiet week, before another YOTS begins, is simply not enough time. There’s a 23-hour gap between a year of sunrises ending, and the decision to do it all over again.

Aside from the emotional journey, December builds excitement, and just as I feel I’m winding down, I get reinvigorated all over again. Snow on the beach. Sea smoke. Blizzards. And the beginning of ice formations. Oh yeah, I also get to sleep in past 8a.m. if I choose.

The end is the beginning is the end.

“December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February.” ― Mark Twain

Weather

Coldest Sunrise
-18ºF
Avg. temp
17ºF
Hottest Sunrise
33ºF

The sun was visible for 24% of December sunrises.


2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Mattson Lower Harbor
1
Sunrise from Park Cemetary
2
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
3
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
4
Sunrise from Thill's Fish Dock
5
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
6
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
7
Sunrise from Municipal Marina
8
Sunrise from Shiras Park
9
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
12
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
13
Sunrise from Presque Isle
14
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
15
Sunrise from South Beach
16
Sunrise from Shiras Park
17
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
18
Sunrise from Presque Isle
19
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
20
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
21
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
22
Sunrise from NOAA Station MCGM4
23
Sunrise from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
24
Sunrise from Whitefish Point
25
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
26
Sunrise from South Beach
27
Sunrise from Presque Isle
28
Sunrise from Portage Canal
29
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
30
Sunrise from Shiras Park
31

2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
1
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
2
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
3
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
4
Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
5
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
8
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from South Beach
13
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
14
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Black Rocks
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from Shiras Park
24
Sunrise from Municipal Marina
25
Sunrise from US 41
26
Sunrise from Shiras Park
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
29
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
30
Sunrise from Shiras Park
31

2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
4
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
5
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Presque Isle
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
13
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
14
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
Sunrise from Presque Isle
16
Sunrise from South Beach
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
22
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
23
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
24
Sunrise from Sand Point
25
Sunrise from Portage River
26
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
28
Sunrise from Blue Mound State Park
29
Sunrise from Brittingham Boat House
30
Sunrise from Fryes Feeder
31

2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Presque Isle
8
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from South Beach
21
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
31