The above posted photo is neither the latest sunset of the year nor that of the longest day of the year, but it is close.
For those of you who read this column, you may recall a photograph I made on what I guessed to be the shortest day of the year, in the vicinity of December 21st last year. Not that anyone really cared, because, at that time of year, in the land of the 5 p.m. darkness, there are many more significant matters of concern. Like, for example, how do I stay awake past 6 o'clock! And, why do I have the energy of congealed molasses?
Anyway, that sunset photo, as I recall, was made from the Newagen town landing, looking off toward Seguin. It was intended to show the location of the farthest south sunset of the year. This was, in part, a slight reaction to some TV weather person's mention of the shortest day and the earliest sunset, which unbeknownst to me, were not the same day.
So, when Kevin Burnham, esteemed Register editor, forwarded an email to me from John Fricks regarding the longest day and the latest sunset, I bit.
The sunset photo above, records the general location of the farthest north sunset, for anyone who cares. It was not a photo made on what was the longest day, or the latest sunset, according to several sources I "Googled". But, it was close. The scene of exhibit "A" shows the western Newagen shore along Sheepscot Bay and Lower Mark Island, which I think we used to view from Mrs. Cowan's deck during her fireworks' attacks. Many of the island trees have not survived cormorant nesting and exposure to serious weather.
There you have it — monumental trivia. The sunsets continue despite the time of year. Enjoy them all from anywhere.