TM5593 : Ness Point in the Shadow of a Setting Sun

taken 4 years ago, near to Lowestoft, Suffolk, Great Britain

Ness Point in the Shadow of a Setting Sun
Ness Point in the Shadow of a Setting Sun
Ness Point, Lowestoft, the easternmost point of Britain sits shaded from a setting sun by buildings from the adjacent industrial estate; its cardinal significance is not matched by any degree of picturesqueness of the surroundings, but is marked by the Euroscope, a ground based concrete dial rimmed with metal plaques inscribed with compass points and selected places and their distances.

A dark greyish-blue band with a pink top hangs over the horizon. The pink strip is sunlight from a setting sun, diffused by travelling to the distant horizon and getting scattered back to the observer.

The dark band that occupies the space between the pink reflected sunlight and the horizon is the shadow cast by the earth upon the distant atmosphere, just like a gnomon of a sundial casts a shadow on a ground; the earth is acting like a cosmic sundial.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 555 936 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.8272N 1:45.6788E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 555 936
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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