Last night the view over the fjord was so hazy we couldn’t see the mountains on the other side of the fjord despite clear skies otherwise and wondered if the smoke from the California fires had reached here (it was reported in western Norway recently) and this morning the sun was red as it rose through the haze. However, the meteorologists point to the source being strong southeasterly winds blowing up dust from dry agricultural land in Eastern Europe (=erosion), with possibly smoke from the Ukrainian forest fires mixed in!
The position of sunrise on the horizon changes rapidly here, perhaps 5 degs. every week. Twice a year sunrise happens close to the peak of Forbordsfjellet the mountain on the other side of the fjord from the house. I’d never captured this event on camera before…until yesterday:
This is the best time of year for getting up at the crack of dawn, lots of birdsong too! The sunrise at the moment is about 6 am…..but, in a few weeks, it will be 3 am which is a bit early! The long-term forecast is for clear-blue skies for the whole of Easter week here….with over 10C during the days…cold at nights to start with (it was -5C when the picture was taken) but frosts disappearing in a few days! Should be a great Easter week working in my gardens!
Today the position of the sunrise on the horizon passed the point at Malvikodden on the other side of the bay (81 deg., just north of west). Only 10-11 weeks ago the sun was rising in the south, so it changes by some 10 degs per week on average!