June is the most pivotal month of this sunrise journey. By now the lilacs are fully in bloom, the grass is greening and the trees are beginning to bud. Finally, a month without a below freezing sunrise.

At my nearest sunrise spot, Shiras Park, this time of year, I can see the subtle difference in growth in the buds from one morning to the next as I an intimate relationship with that location.

The most pivotal part of June is the summer solstice, and the earliest sunrise of the year. In 2019, it felt monumental to get to, and through, the earliest sunries of the year. It took a month for sunrise to become routine, but it took 6 months for me to identify as a morning person, and it wasn’t until I got through my first round of June sunrises.

The earliest sunrise here in Marquette is 5:55 a.m., which is not nearly as early as being on the Eastern side of a timezone.

I have learned that I am now eager for those early sunrises. It feels like there is an entirely new part of the day I get to live in before having to address the business of the day. I cherish those hours before the shop opens.

Additionally, it feels like the ultimate luxury to have woken up earlier every day for six months, and then to reach the milestone that I now get to sleep in an additional 30-60 seconds each day, if I choose.

Temperatures

Coldest Sunrise
39º F
Avg. temp
55º F
Hottest Sunrise
73º F

2019

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Sunrise from One Marquette Place
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Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Hawley Street
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Sunrise from Mount Marquette
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
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Sunrise from Harlow Creek
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Sunrise from Middle Bay
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Freeman Landing
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
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Sunrise from County Road 510
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from Black Rocks
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Sunrise from Dead River Basin
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from South Beach
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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2020

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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Sunset Point
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Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
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Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
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