September is a transition month, is it summer or is it fall? Now two-thirds of the year is now behind me. Temperatures begin to drop, but don’t quiet fall below freezing. By month’s end fall is truly here.

September offers a small break in the madness. As the peak of summer traffic at U.P. Supply Co. wanes, the pressure and stress of the fall gauntlet picks up.

Though it’s not my favorite month of the year, I’ve long felt that September is the most underrated month of the year in the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior. It’s nondescript, it’s between, it’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, it’s nice, it’s simple, it’s not the excitements of the highs or the dread of the los, it simply exists nicely as a time to move through, from one sunrise to the next.

September is indeed a transition month, and something I’ve learned a lot about myself during these sunrise year, is the importance of my transition time during the day. It seems to me, that the time between, is often the most valuable time. It’s the time to process, the time of epiphanies, the time of relaxation. Which exists for this tiny little window between the gauntlet.

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

Weather

Coldest Sunrise
40ºF
Avg. temp
55ºF
Hottest Sunrise
70ºF

The sun was visible for 55% of September sunrises.


2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
1
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
2
Sunrise from South Beach
3
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
4
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
5
Sunrise from Straits of Mackinac
6
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
7
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
8
Sunrise from Superior Dome
9
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from Presque Isle
12
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
13
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
Sunrise from Founders Landing
16
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
17
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
20
Sunrise from Deer Lake
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from Marquette County Courthouse
23
Sunrise from Trestle Falls
24
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
25
Sunrise from Founders Landing
26
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
27
Sunrise from Valley View Pork
28
Sunrise from Blue Lake Cottages
29
Sunrise from Old Mission Lighthouse
30

2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
1
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
5
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from Presque Isle
7
Sunrise from Shiras Park
8
Sunrise from Shiras Park
9
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
Sunrise from Shiras Park
13
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
14
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
15
Sunrise from Shiras Park
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from Presque Isle
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Presque Isle
22
Sunrise from Lakeshore Bike Path
23
Sunrise from Bugsy's Perch
24
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
25
Sunrise from Shiras Park
26
Sunrise from Pebble Beach
27
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
28
Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
29
Sunrise from Shiras Park
30

2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
1
Sunrise from Harlow Lake
2
Sunrise from Coast Guard Station
3
Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
4
Sunrise from South Beach
5
Sunrise from Harlow Creek
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
7
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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 Presque Isle
24
Sunrise from Robinson's Folly
26
Sunrise from Red Cedar River
27

2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
2
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
3
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from Shiras Park
6
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
18
Sunrise from Shepherd Road
24

2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
2
Sunrise from Shiras Park
4
Sunrise from In bed, asleep
15
Sunrise from Black Rocks
18