Through an act of serendipity I came across the beautiful solar analemma..
A solar analemma is the recording of the movement of the Sun over a year. This creates a beautifully fluid pattern and this pattern will vary in
shape, in accordance to where it is recorded..
Photograph the position of the Sun in the sky every day, at the same time (for example 2pm) from the same place (for example a hilltop on Earth). If
you do this for one complete year, you will have 365 positions recorded. If you superimpose these positions onto one image, you will notice a pattern.
An obscure figure 8. This pattern is referred to as a Solar Analemma!
Really cool, I have seen these and wondered if anyone does these over several years or decades, therefore superimposing the same image, showing a
variance in the relationship between the Earth and Sun on a single image. This can be done with any moving object on a pattern. Thanks for posting
this, for some It will be the first time they have seen this.
I have had a quick look and so far I have not found anything about anyone recording a solar analemma over a few years or a decade.. Will have a proper
look in the morning.. Think might even try recording one of these myself
That would be great to see, you could see the changes in angles, distance, pov, etc. even trends that evident long term movement or positioning. If
you 'ghost' and color ghost images, this could be used to have blue represent the second year and yellow the third, as your first year could be the
solid normal image. There are leap year changes and the like. This would be more revealing, just thoughts, thanks for the reply.
Fluff, I wish you much luck in your quest. My experience in something taken to the next level is: think about the next 3 levels, i.e, plan the next
three levels or more now, early in the process, this gives you room and perspective to make this much more than a one up improvement. The ghosting and
coloring of each year will give you a gage to compare object movement and tracking. Concider the extra day each 4 year cycles, and any camera movement
will create issues. Think of all of the little things in a long term project like this. I hope you keep us updated, lots of luck!
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