As the saga continues about the earth's (tilted) path around the sun, here's another comparison for you southerners.
I ran outside and tried to stick the ski pole in the ice. No luck. Then I tried again. Nope! Then slowly, again. And it stuck. Barely.
It was beautiful to see the shadow so LONG! With my camera dangling from my neck I laid the other ski pole end to end to end and found the ski pole was making a shadow eight times its height! I was overjoyed! (I was nearly jumping up and down in that parking lot.)
Even though I don't know the height of the ski pole, you get the idea. Yeah, baby. The sun is THAT low in the sky.
The amazing Dennis Grice was again the wonderful friend and made this set up at St. John's Lutheran School in Orange, CA. so we could make a comparison. Thank you, Dennis!
On the way home today around 3:30, it was -7 degrees F/-21 degrees C and the beauty of the lake called to me again. I saw the sun low in the sky and I couldn't resist spending some time experiencing the beauty of the day. This shadow is a lot longer than it was at noon time yesterday - what's your guess? I don't know, 25-30 meters long? I have no idea - I didn't stay and check because I wanted to get inside and get warm!