How to navigate using the Sun Page 2

Contrail Shadows

My thanks to Alan Gibson, author of the Urbane Forager blog and book, for sending me these great images of a contrail shadow. (Contrails are the long thin clouds that can form behind high jet aircrafts' engines.) These shadows form when a contrail casts a shadow on clouds below them.…

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Cricket Wicket Alignment

Thank you to everyone who came to my talk and on the walk at The Good Life Experience festival in Flintshire on Sunday - great crowd! Whilst on the walk, someone (thank you, Richard) pointed to the cricket ground and said that cricket wickets are normally aligned north-south. Although the…

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From Top to Bottom

I usually encourage people to scan for outdoor clues by looking from top to bottom - astronomy, weather, ground - and the reason can be seen in this photo. It's always worth having a good look to see if the sun, moon or stars are offering any help, before getting…

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