Thursday, 12 June 2008

Cold and wet

Today started cold and grey, threatening rain. This transmuted itself into ferocious downpours after lunchtime. Temperature was stuck at a cold 13C / 57F all day, half (in degrees C) the value we've been used to of late.

In the past, I would wonder at the late light in Stornoway; at the moment, sunset is close on 10.30pm with real darkness not setting in until 11.45pm. As I type this, it is dark outside in Holland. Last night though (when the skies were clear), the light lingered over the northern horizon. Holland lies astride the 52nd parallel - Stornoway is above 58 North. Nonetheless, a late light picture (11.50pm) from Holland. The bright star is Capella, in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer. Read more here.



4 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Yes we have had rain again too ,great pic very atmospheric ...love Jan xx

lsfp1960 said...

Guido guess what?  It is sunny and 63 degrees here in the great northwest today!  I can't believe it!   Our sunrise is currently at 5:13am and sunset is 9:06pm.  Giving us 15 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.  The ice on my birdbath is beginning to melt...LOL     Linda in WA

lurkynat said...

pretty Guido!
congrats with Dutch at Eurocup!
natalie

lurkynat said...

beautiful entry Veluweman!
nat