Sunday, June 04, 2006

Midnight Sun Again

We are still out here on the hang test. Right about midnight, the sun peeked below the clouds and I got my midnight sun photo. In this photo, the sun is due north of me and at its lowest point in the sky during the day. Instead of rising in the east and setting in the west, the sun makes a big tilted circle in the sky. The sun is highest in the sky at noon and is directly south of us and at about 45° above the horizon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool picture Mike, I wish I were there! Check your yahoo account, I have a new simulation tool, BalloonLaunch. It simulates the time from spool release, with wind shear and vehicle movements using a perspective view (like you were in a helicopter observing the launch).