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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More