1 EAGLETON NOTES: Midnight

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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Midnight

It's not the longest day for another couple of weeks but last night I was on my way to bed at midnight when I realised that, as it was still light, there might be a photo to be had where the sun had dipped below the horizon to the North. This was the result:


38 comments:

  1. A very atmospheric shot with moody clouds and the faint glow on the horizon. I was fast asleep then!

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    1. JayCee, I am fortunate to live with big skies. Our weather is very changeable too so our skies are usually interesting - except when we have days of endless rain which seems to happen far too often.

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  2. WOW... at midnight! Who'd a thunkit? Bear and I traversed our neighborhood with cameras yesterday, wore ourselves out, and hit the rack early last night (would have been about 3am in Scotland, though) - full dark.

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    1. Marcheline, at around 3 am this morning I had cramp and woke and had a walk around the house. It was remarkably light.

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  3. The longer days are weird to adjust to, thinking it is dark when it is not.

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    1. Maywyn, I've lived here for the majority of my life so when I lived half the year in New Zealand I found it very strange that in midsummer it went dark early evening.

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  4. There might be a photo...right you were! Great shot, would love to experience such long days, even if just once.

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    1. Kay, I absolutely love the long days and short nights. The pay-off, of course, is that in winter our daylight hours are exceptionally few in number.

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  5. Lovely photo indeed. I have never been to Stornaway (58°12' N) but I was slightly farther north one time. In 1969 I spent 30 days in Stockholwm, Sweden (59°33' N). Unfortunately, however, it wasn't in June. I arrived by airplane on February 1st and departed the same way on March 1st. It got light around 10 in the morning and was dark by 3:30 in the afternoon. Th3 phenomenon seemed very odd to me but I suppose it seems natural to you. I would love to have been there in June but my employer and benefactor, IBM, thought otherwise. Where I live, in Canton, Georgia (34°23'N), we have about 14 hours of daylight on the longest day of the year and about 10 on the shortest.

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    1. Bob, when I first came here I found the very short winter days strange but after so many winters I've become used to it.

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  6. It looks beautiful. I'm enjoying the longer days.

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    1. Jules, I probably spend too much time looking at the big skies that I live under. I, too, am enjoying the long days.

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  7. Great northern skies. Nothing like the color.

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  8. I always get up at 5.30 am, and am enjoying the fact that it is reasonably light when I let the dog out for a pee. Big rainy storm here last night, but dry this morning.

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    1. There was a time, Cro, when I was always up well before 6 in the summer (and not much later in the winter come to think of it) but it's nearer 7 these days. Mind you it's rare for me to be in bed before midnight. I don't have a household pet to worry about.

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  9. That's nice, very pretty.

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  10. Beautiful! Do you sleep well during those short nights?

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    1. Meike, I'm fortunate in being able to sleep well when I'm in bed in almost any conditions.

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  11. Wonderful. Interestingly at 10pm last night I said to my wife - "Look it is still pretty light outside!" but by midnight it was pitch dark. Different latitudes.

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    1. Yes, YP, it's amazing the difference even between Glasgow and here.

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  12. Amazing or a midnight shot.

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  13. The colours are perfect.

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    1. Thank you Kylie. I'm not sure why I missed your comment first time around.

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  14. This, of course, is not something I'm familiar with here in Queensland. :)

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    1. No, Lee, when I was in New Zealand I found the relatively short summer days quite odd.

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  15. What a wonderful peaceful photo, Graham! Really captures that northern summer feeling. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny, I'm glad that you think so.

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  16. Sun setting at midnight is almost unfathomable for me here in Australia. That is a very long day. Lovely photo BTW.

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    1. Yes, Lynda, last night was so light that I could have worked in the garden or gone for a walk quite happily. But then in the winter.......

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  17. The joys of Summer aye? longer nights means you can sit in bed and it's still a bit light.

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    1. Amy, I woke briefly just before 4am this morning and the sun was just about to peep over the horizon.

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  18. Hello Graham, I am a first-time blog visitor who stopped in after seeing your comments on several other blogs, I regularly red...it’s so true, it seems, that the internet is one huge neighborhood. That said, I really liked the “feel” of this photo and to have such light at midnight! I plan to return for future visits and invite you to stop in for a visit or two to our blog site.

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    1. Hello Beatrice. Apologies for the delay in responding. I'm in the process of doing work on the house and Blogland has rather got away from me. Thank your for your comments (I'll work through them backwards). It's a sobering thought that since I wrote that post and took that photo the longest day has been and gone. I could still go for a walk at midnight, though, and it would be very light.

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  19. I was rather glad to see your comment of 23 June, I was starting to think "I hope he has not made another spur of the moment trip to Glasgow...." so I am now imagining you working contentedly on your house instead!

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts, Jenny. I'm about to do another post. Tempus fugit. I had no idea it was so long since I last posted although I've not been reading blogs either. Hopefully that will soon be remedied.

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