Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Morning Sunlight on Timpanogos

The Wasatch Mountains, including Mount Timpanogos, runs north and south. We live on the west side of the mountains and so our home and others which are right next to the mountains, have to wait until late in the morning before the sun officially rises. This image shows the shadow effect of the high mountains. I am standing in the dark shade of the high mountain immediately to my east, while across the canyon, Timpanogos is in sunlight. We do get brilliant sunsets across the valley to the west and we do have a view of Utah Lake through the trees from our front window, but during part of the Winter the sun never gets above the mountains to the east and south and our home is in the dark shade all day.

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