IN A FLASH: Long Shadows

This photo, captured near the Kent Student Center, shows the effect of the unique position of the sun during the early part of meteorological winter (September-March). The sun's position during these months means shorter periods of daylight and longer shadows on sunny days. 

The position of the sun in the months near the fall and spring equinoxes (in September and March, respectively), also make for blindingly bright sunlight that seems like it's right in your eyes during morning and evening commutes, as most roadways here in the Midwest, have an east-west orientation.  

Long shadows on a bicycle and bike rack on campus.

Photo by Bob Christy, senior photography coordinator, University Communications and Marketing. 

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POSTED: Friday, November 17, 2023 07:10 AM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2023 02:23 PM
Phil B. Soencksen