The Solar Almanac for Sunday, March 24

The Solar Almanac for Sunday, March 24

The Sun
Sun Direction: 298.88° WNW↑
Sun Altitude: -30.81°
Sun Distance: 92.657 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 21, 2019 10:54 am (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 6:53 am↑ 88° East
Sunset Today: 7:08 pm↑ 272° West
Length of Daylight: 12 hours, 14 minutes


Ancient Solar Folklore:

The Egyptians regarded the sun as a child when it was rising, and as an old man when it was setting in the evening. These ideas were also transferred to the annual motion of the sun. Macrobius states that the Egyptians compared the yearly course of the sun with the phases of human life; thus, a little child signified the winter solstice, a young man the spring equinox, a bearded man the summer solstice, and an old man the autumnal equinox. They also thought that Hercules had his seat in the sun, and that he travelled with it round the moon.