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 sunrise 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.

Weather

Coldest Sunrise
36ºF
Avg. temp
55ºF
Hottest Sunrise
83ºF

The sun was visible for 72% of June sunrises.


2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from One Marquette Place
1
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
2
Sunrise from Shiras Park
3
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
4
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
5
Sunrise from Presque Isle
6
Sunrise from Hawley Street
7
Sunrise from Mount Marquette
8
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
9
Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
10
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
11
Sunrise from Middle Bay
12
Sunrise from Presque Isle
13
Sunrise from Presque Isle
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from Lindsey Beach
17
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
20
Sunrise from County Road 510
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
23
Sunrise from Black Rocks
24
Sunrise from Dead River Basin
25
Sunrise from Presque Isle
26
Sunrise from South Beach
27
Sunrise from Presque Isle
28
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
29
Sunrise from Presque Isle
30

2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
4
Sunrise from Presque Isle
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
7
Sunrise from Presque Isle
8
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
12
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
13
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
14
Sunrise from NOAA Station MCGM4
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from Presque Isle
17
Sunrise from Sunset Point
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from LaBonte Park
21
Sunrise from Point Abbaye
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from Shiras Park
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
25
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
26
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
29
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
30

2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Founders Landing
1
Sunrise from Mount Marquette
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Old County Road 510
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
7
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
8
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Labonte Park
11
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
12
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
13
Sunrise from Hidden Beach
14
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
16
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
19
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
23
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
25
Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
26
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
27
Sunrise from Carp River Kiln
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
29
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
30

2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
1
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
24
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
26

2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
Sunrise from Shiras Park
26