Last sunrise before British Summer Time (BST) starts tomorrow, with the clocks being put forward an hour overnight. So this morning’s sunrise was 05.48 and tomorrow’s will be 06.45 (going earlier 3 minutes really, apart from the hour change, all the way back to 04.35 (03.35 really) on the June summer solstice).
The sunrise is just south of the big tree marking my visibility boundary and a long way from the buildings it rose between on March 6th, just over 3 weeks ago. They are shown in the third photo.
The Time and Date website says today’s sunrise position is 83 degrees east. At the December solstice it was 131 degrees east, which is over the park focused on in the original photos more than a decade ago, and south of the city centre, visible at the bottom of the cover photo. The buildings in the above photo (and March 2nd and 6th) are north of the city centre.
On the June summer solstice the sunrise will be at 46 degrees east. Those figures don’t mean much to me either, but if you can remember them, and where the sun or moon are when they rise on them, you can know where the sunrise or moonrise is going to be in the future; as I did this morning, as the first time I used them was to record a moonrise in that location!
mistYmusers may be thinking it’s mistYmuse (Most Ideal Sunrise Times – Midwinter Until Spring Equinox) time this week, but that’s because it’s the last week of British Summer Time (BST) in the UK, and similar hour-forward timing over Europe, from March to October. That’s why it’s known in the mYm world as False Dawn Week… from now on… as this is the first of its kind!
The thought that it may be mYm time may especially be true when there are great sunrises, like here this morning; like those I recorded a decade ago:
The sunrise times will reach their BST late peak on Saturday October 26th at 07.53, and with the clocks going back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/(UTC) overnight, they’ll go back to 06.55 – back earlier than the sunrise time of September 25th (06.56).
They’ll continue getting later a couple of minutes a day, and will reach Saturday’s sunrise time of 07.53 again just over a month later on November 27th.
The latest sunrises of the winter (providing a positive to balance the negative of less sun and heat, for S.A.D. [Seasonal Affective Disorder] mental health sufferers) will be from December 28th to 31st at 08.24; not the 21st as I expected! On January 1st, 2020 they’ll start getting earlier again.
The above are Leeds times from the Time and Date website.
British Summer Time on Wikipedia.