The Mountain and the Star

Over the course of weeks and months, I tracked the sun’s relative movement across the horizon and had the realization that, on just the right morning, the sun would appear to rise from directly behind Mount Hood. With a couple of years of observations I was able to determine both Hood Days, and use that information to infer the solstices.

Diagram
December 2013
December 2013
January 2014
January 2014
April 2014
April 2014
March 2015
Vernal Hood Day, 04 March 2015
April 2015
April 2015
August 2015
August 2015
September 2015
September 2015
February 2016
February 2016
Autumnal Hood Day, 08 October 2015
Autumnal Hood Day, 08 October 2015
The sun rises behind Mount Hood
Vernal Hood Day, 04 March 2016