Friday, September 26, 2014

Equinox Effect

Here's an unusual effect in Indiana where the sun is setting directly behind us due west on the autumnal equinox, and the light bounces back from all the signs lined up due east.


Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Wow what a shot

Jeff Suntala said...

Nice shot James. That would be the equinox effect though, not solstice.

Easily understood error.

Geoff Shupe - Concept Artist said...

Love this! It happens all summer long here in Salt Lake City, Utah. The whole metro area is laid out on a south facing grid, so nearly all the bldgs face perfectly west and catch that right angle to the sun just before it dips below the horizon. The streets run parallel to latitude so the effect comes in various degrees between beautiful and blinding.

Prime viewing is when storm clouds hang low and the sun only peaks through for that 20 minutes or so just below the cloud cover and just above the horizon. The contrast of value and color is amazing!