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ancient astronomy city centre sunrises

The March equinox was yesterday and today is the end day of mistYmuse 20/21: four months after mYm 20/21 started, and five months after False Dawn Week! I hope it helped you through the traditionally toughest four or five months in the UK and northern hemisphere year.

This is one of three posts I hope to bring you today, bringing the biggest mistYmuse ever to a fireworks finale!

Ancient Astronomy Angle

I wasn’t awake for this morning’s sunrise, but wasn’t too bothered, as was for last year’s, and can see from this 20/3/20 photo how much the sun is further along the horizon from the three buildings it rose near on March 12th this year (as seen in photo below it).

March 20th:

March 12th:

On March 6th (last year), for the most iconic of mornings, the sun rose the other side of the three buildings:

On February 28th, this year, those three buildings are nearly out of the photo, and the hospital (circle above) becomes the next landmark;

On the 17th of February (last year) the sun was over the city centre, with the hospital (circled) nearly out of the photo. That tree has now been cut, exposing the pylon behind it.

A week earlier (on February 10th this year), it rose near the pylon, between the city centre and the south of the city across the River Aire:

On January 29th it had been below the city centre altogether.

Advent Calendar, Always Remember, Foggy Mist Border

On the 12th day of mistYmuse
we welcome Advent Calendarists,
with severe weather in the news
remember, fogs are thicker than mists,
I didn’t know that was the only difference
until just now reading the website World Atlas.

World Atlas: If visibility is less than 0.6 miles it is referred to as fog; if visibility is above 0.6 miles, it is called mist.