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My ambition is to see the sun rise & set in Wales on every day of the year, with this in mind I've started collecting photographs of the sunrises and sets that I witness. Ideally I should just buy a house with a conservatory or windows that can look both east and west, one day when I retire that's just what I'll do. Meanwhile here is my collection to date........... 

  

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL - MAY - JUNE - JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER  -  BLOG  -  PRESSURE CHARTS

 

JANUARY  

  1 Jan 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Jan 9 10
Rise     94.jpg (50413 bytes)              
      2017 - Pen y Fan - 15 minutes after sunrise              
Set 93-2019-01-01ss01.jpg (78432 bytes) 97-sunset-over-swansea-02-0.jpg (78547 bytes)

96-2019-01-02-ss01.jpg (112380 bytes)

      46-sunset-20180106.jpg (119446 bytes)   26-2019-01-08-ss.jpg (94010 bytes) 25-2019-01-09-ss.jpg (58460 bytes)  
  2019 - Aberavon Beach 2017 - Swansea from the Ferry Bend

2019 Mumbles from Jersey Marine beach

      2018 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach   2019 - Vale of Neath from Glynneath 2019 - Vale of Neath from Glynneath  
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Jan 19 20
Rise               85.jpg (91607 bytes)    
                2020 - Mumbles lighthouse    
Set           21-2019-01-16-ss.jpg (50742 bytes) 22-2019-01-17-ss.jpg (162519 bytes)   90-mumbles-sunset.jpg (180807 bytes)  
            2019 - Vale of Neath from Glynneath 2019 - Mumbles from the Ferry Bend   2016 - Mumbles from the Ferry Bend  
 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
94-2019-01-21-sr.jpg (102850 bytes) 48-sr-20190222.jpg (98784 bytes)                  

2019 - front door sunrise

2019 - front door sunrise                  
Set                    
                     

 

FEBRUARY

  1 Feb 2 3 4 5 Feb 6 7 Feb  8 9 10
Rise                    
                     
Set         11.jpg (114712 bytes)          
          2017 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach          
 
  11 12 Feb 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise                    
                     
Set         70-sunset-2016-02-15.jpg (192330 bytes)

74-2019-02-15-brashers-suns.jpg (136083 bytes)

         
          2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach

2019- Brashers at sunset

         
 
  21 22 23 24 25 Feb 26 27 28 29  
Rise                    
                     
Set                    
                     

 

MARCH APRIL

  2 March 4 March 10 March  19 March 22 March 25 March 3 April 6 April 15 April
Rise 79-20200302-sully-island.jpg (183394 bytes)     19-cribyn-rise.jpg (22958 bytes)   05-sr01.jpg (35132 bytes)   96-sr01.jpg (21168 bytes) 71-sunrise-furrow-hill.jpg (17389 bytes)
  Sully Island 2020     Pen-y-Fan 2015   2015 - Pen-y-Fan   2015 - Pen-y-Fan 2015 - Furrow Hill Nr Discoed on the Offas Dyke Path
Set   23-2015-03-04-sunset-ab-bea.jpg (78684 bytes) 00-dd01.jpg (64152 bytes)   06-swansea08-cropped.jpg (107960 bytes) 97-sunset-over-swansea.jpg (78874 bytes) 98-tower2.jpg (50171 bytes)    
    2015 - Aberavon Beach 2017 - Daniel & Demi Aberavon Beach   2015 - old bloke running on Aberavon Beach 2017 - Aberavon Beach 2015 - Aberavon Beach    

 

 MAY  

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rise                    
                     
Set                    
                     
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise     01-sr-moe;-penderyn.jpg (78008 bytes)              
      2019 - Moel Penderyn - 15 mins before - start of a Black Mountain roundabout ride.              
Set         03.jpg (156723 bytes)          
          2019 - A465 dual carriageway, Hirwaun           
 
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Rise                  
      2015 - Spitfire crash site, Brecon Beacons              
Set   18.jpg (83662 bytes)                
    2019 - fire on the beach                
                     

 

JUNE  

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rise 14-20200601A-IM-sr2.jpg (44798 bytes) 11-20200602A-IM-lyff-sr4-co.jpg (104939 bytes)                
  2020 - from below the Fan Hir ridge near Llyn y Fan Fawr 2020 - from below the Fan Hir ridge near Llyn y Fan Fawr                
Set       57-montgomery-canal-sunset.jpg (181318 bytes) 04-20200605A-ss-llyn-fawr3.jpg (80368 bytes)   51.jpg (35127 bytes)      
        2018 - Montgomery canal 2020 - Central beacons pinking up from Llyn Fawr   2015 - Black Mountain from Fan Llia - 315 

due east is 270 

     
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise       49-20200614A-IM-sr-oystermo.jpg (183310 bytes)            
        2020 - Swansea from Oystermouth            
Set             58-2017-06-17-sunset-ab.jpg (195660 bytes) 61-2017-06-18-sunset-ab05.jpg (160744 bytes)   53-2017-06-20-sunset-ab01.jpg (218276 bytes)
              2018 - Aberavon Beach  2018 - Aberavon Beach    2018 - Aberavon Beach 
   

   

  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Rise       47-20200624-IM-sr-lyff-dive.jpg (78408 bytes) 30-20200625A-lyff-dive4.jpg (143464 bytes)          
        2020 - Llyn y Fan Fawr 2020 - Llyn y Fan Fawr          
Set                    
                     
                     

 

 

JULY

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rise         25-d-sunrise.jpg (44075 bytes)          
          2015 - Brecon Beacons from Fan Hir          
Set   34-sunset.jpg (35879 bytes) 04-sunset-swansea.jpg (197511 bytes) 18-ab-beach.jpg (41443 bytes)       08-20150708-ss.jpg (75810 bytes)

44.jpg (234329 bytes)

   
     2015 - Swansea from Morfa beach 2018 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach 2015 - Jersey Marine from Aberavon Beach       2015 & 2019 - Jersey Marine from Aberavon Beach    
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise                   68.jpg (207235 bytes)
                    2020 - LLyn y Fan Fawr
Set       40.jpg (143971 bytes)     09-2017-07-16-sunset-seagul.jpg (68994 bytes)      
        2019 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach     2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach      
  

   

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Rise 66-20200722A-pyf-from-lyff4.jpg (44372 bytes)                 59-pyf-crowds.jpg (48493 bytes)
  2020 - Pen y Fan from Llayn y Fan Fawr                 2020 Pen y Fan from Corn Du
    03-hayley1.jpg (130826 bytes) 97.jpg (202279 bytes)       13.jpg (119871 bytes)   00m-ss-caerau.jpg (31878 bytes) 09-sunset.jpg (38691 bytes)
Set   2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach 2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach       2019 - Coed Darcy from Aberavon Beach   2015 - Afan Forest from Caerau mountain 2015 - Black Mountain from Fan Llia
                     

 

 

AUGUST

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rise             98-20200807-sunrise.jpg (233607 bytes)     54-sr-gate.jpg (104132 bytes)
              2020 - Port Talbot from Blackpill     2017 - Sunrise over Bridgend from Mynydd Margam
Set       79-2017-08-04-sunset.jpg (129511 bytes) 77-sunset.jpg (102725 bytes)   69-ss4.jpg (175323 bytes)   66-2017-08-09-kilvey-clouds.jpg (99784 bytes) 73-sunset-black-mountain.jpg (22836 bytes)
        2017 - the sunset reflecting on the clouds and the moon rising above Craig-y-Llyn  2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach little side   2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach   2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach 2015 - Black Mountain from Fan Nedd
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise                    
                     
Set                  
          2016 - Kilvey from the River Neath near the Ferry Bend           
 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Rise               46-20200829A-terriers3.jpg (165030 bytes)    
                2020 - at the salt house, Port Eynon, Gower     
Set     35-2017-08-24-sunset-ab-bea.jpg (179911 bytes) 27.jpg (49195 bytes)

96-ss-2018-08-25.jpg (221657 bytes)

30.jpg (175575 bytes)   27-2017-08-28-ab-ss-01.jpg (39013 bytes) 79-sunset-mumbles-blaen-bag.jpg (45132 bytes) 28-2017-08-30-ab-ss-02.jpg (145178 bytes) 31-2017-08-31-bm-ss-02.jpg (86513 bytes)

92-ss-2019-08-31-ab-beach3.jpg (108571 bytes)

      2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach 2016 - Sunset from Claypon's Tramway, Onllwyn

2018 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach

2016 - Sunset over Swansea from Aberavon Beach   2017 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2015 - Mumbles from Blaen Baglan Farm 2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach 2017 - Black Mountain from Fan Llia

2019 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach little side

                     

 SEPTEMBER 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Sep
Rise   47-20200902A-3-sunrise.jpg (237123 bytes)                
    2020 - Rhosilli                
Set 22-2017-09-01-ab-ss-06.jpg (114031 bytes)     82-2018-09-04-ss-01.jpg (98848 bytes) 75-2018-09-05-ss-02.jpg (159822 bytes)

84-ss-2019-09-05.jpg (167881 bytes)

74-ss-2019-09-06f.jpg (202665 bytes) 65-ss-2019-09-07h.jpg (122390 bytes) 59-skp-2019-09-08d.jpg (241887 bytes) 18.jpg (147589 bytes)

52.jpg (129772 bytes)

 
  2017 - Kilvey Hill from Aberavon Beach     2018 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach 2018 & 2019 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach 2019 - surfer on Aberavon Beach 2019 - scooter in the skate park - Aberavon Beach 2019 - scooter in the skate park - Aberavon Beach 2017 - Mumbles from the pier on  Aberavon Beach 

2019 - the Tennant canal at Jersey Marine

 
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Sep
Rise 42-20200911A-pier-sunrise.jpg (105918 bytes)   50-sr-2019-09-13-pen-y-fan.jpg (68528 bytes) 48-sr-2019-09-14-mumbles-li.jpg (74350 bytes) 45-sr-2019-09-15-three-clif.jpg (71320 bytes)   40.jpg (59445 bytes) 42-sr2019-09-18-fan-fawr.jpg (88872 bytes) 43-sr-2019-09-19-p-y-f.jpg (65678 bytes) 28-sr-2019-09-20-fan-hir.jpg (52085 bytes)
  2020 - Mumbles Lifeboat Station   2019 - Pen y Fan from the Fan Hir ridge 2019 - Mumbles lighthouse from Bracelet Bay 2019 - Three Cliffs and Gower from Cefn Bryn   2019 - Margam from Port Eynon 2019 - Graig Fan Ddu ridge from Fan Fawr 2019 - Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Fan Gyrhirych 2019 - Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Fan Hir
Set         14-2017-09-15-ss-ab-beach.jpg (159198 bytes) 91-ab-d-sunset-20160916.jpg (80981 bytes) 62-ab-beach-sunset.jpg (87388 bytes) 72-pw.jpg (151751 bytes) 96-2017-09-18-ss-ponty.jpg (80323 bytes)   28-sunset-20-09-2016.jpg (84969 bytes)
          2017 - Sunset over Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2016 - Sunset over Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2015 - Swansea from Aberavon Beach

2016 - Aberavon Beach skate park - biker

2017 - Pontypridd   2016 - From the Mire in Banwen
 
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Sep 29 30
Rise 29-sr-2019-09-21-begwns.jpg (38924 bytes)     09-ss-rhigos.jpg (70288 bytes) 73.jpg (52940 bytes)   34-2018-09-27-sr.jpg (81180 bytes)   70-sr-pyf01.jpg (43123 bytes)  59-2018-09-30-sr-tonna.jpg (183616 bytes)
  2019 - The Malverns and the Cotswolds from The Begwns     2017 - from Pentreclwydau 2018 - Pen y Fan from the Fan Hir ridge   2018 - from Craig - y - Llyn ridge    2018 - Pen y Fan from Fan Foel  2018 - Whittington Arms, Tonna
Set 13-sculpture-ss.jpg (526016 bytes)      31-2018-09-24-ss-dog-fetch.jpg (278799 bytes) 36-2018-09-26-ss.jpg (216011 bytes) 89-ab2-hayley-sunset-201609.jpg (77888 bytes)

32-2018-09-27-ss.jpg (93774 bytes)

     
  2017 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach     2018 - dog fetching stick on Aberavon Beach 2018 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2016 - Sunset in Francos

2018 - from Aberavon Beach

     

OCTOBER

  1 Oct 2 3 Oct 4 5 Oct  6 Oct  7 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct  
Rise 71-sr05.jpg (78218 bytes)             72-stairway.jpg (85345 bytes)    
  2018 - wind farm from Craig y Llyn ridge             2016 - Cribyn from Pen y Fan - 15 minutes after sunrise    
Set     27-sunset-ab-beach-3-oct.jpg (46354 bytes)   02-2017-10-05-hayley-ss-04.jpg (152593 bytes) 04-2017-10-06-mumbles-ss.jpg (184258 bytes) 76-surfer-sunset20161007.jpg (71661 bytes)

61-ss02-2018-10-07.jpg (85983 bytes)

69-20161010-sunset-AB-orang.jpg (70323 bytes) 68-20161009-sunset-AB-pink.jpg (73617 bytes)  
      2015 - Aberavon Beach   2017 - Cefn Bryn, Gower 2017 - Aberavon Beach 2016 - Morfa Beach surfer

2018 - clouds above Aberavon Beach

2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach  
 
  11 Oct 12 13 14 Oct 15 16 17 18 19 Oct 20 Oct 
Rise                   19.jpg (179483 bytes)
                    2018 - Bute Street, Treorchy
Set 66-20161011-sunset-c-y-l.jpg (43120 bytes)     07-sunset.jpg (86867 bytes)         51-20161019-sunset-AB.jpg (65570 bytes) 16.jpg (99998 bytes)
  2016 - Sunset glow over Craig-y-Llyn and the Black Mountain     2017- from Bazza Smith's house in Dunvant         2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2018 - from Waun Gron, Glynneath
 
21 Oct 22 23 Oct 24 25 26 27 28 29 Oct 30 31
50-sunrise.jpg (69273 bytes) 10-2018-10-22-sr02.jpg (33119 bytes) 03-sr-2018-10-23.jpg (83558 bytes)     98-sr-2018-10-26-abergarwed.jpg (127053 bytes) 99-sr-2018-10-27.jpg (107879 bytes)

56-sr-2019-10-27-oxwich-bay.jpg (130098 bytes)

    46.jpg (97174 bytes) 89-2018-10-31-sr.jpg (103241 bytes)
2016 - hill overlooking Aberfan - 50th Anniversary of the disaster 2018 - eastern valleys from Pistyll y Graig on Hirwaun Common 2018 - from Mynydd-y-glog, Brecon Beacons     2018 - Abergarwed in the foreground 2018 - from Mynydd Aberdar

2019 - Great Tor from Oxwich Bay

    2019 - Castellamare restaurant, Bracelet Bay from the coast path 2018 - Craig y Llyn ridge from home
44-20161021-sunset-AB.jpg (93836 bytes) 08-2018-10-21-ss-mumbles02.jpg (53576 bytes) 00y-ss-2018-10-23-946.jpg (137825 bytes)       98-ss-2018--10-27-ab-beach.jpg (164243 bytes) 93-2018-10-28-ss.jpg (171314 bytes) 53.jpg (58574 bytes)    
2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2018 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2018 - SUPER SUNSET - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach       2018 - boy on scooter & Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2018 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2019 - Cilfrew from Fairyland Rd    

 NOVEMBER 

  1 2 3 4 5 Nov 6 7 Nov  8 9 10
Rise     85-2018-11-03-sr-abercanaid.jpg (72188 bytes)              
      2018 - from Mynydd Aberdar              
Set         37-sunset-over-mayals.jpg (129856 bytes) 44.jpg (137912 bytes) 26-sunset.jpg (162116 bytes)      
          2016 - over the Mayals 2020 - Swansea from Old Road, Baglan 2016 - Mumbles  from Aberavon Beach      
 
  11 12 Nov 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise     55-2018-11-13-ss-boat-shed0.jpg (57803 bytes)              
      2018 - Tenby Lifeboat Shed - from North Beach               
Set   34-sunset-ab-beach.jpg (131606 bytes)

62-2011-11-12-ss-tenby.jpg (69455 bytes)

  70.jpg (360176 bytes)       99-2018-11-18-ss-ab-beach-0.jpg (67366 bytes) 57-2018-11-19-ss07.jpg (361454 bytes)  
    2016 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach

2018 - South Beach, Tenby

  2018 - Neath Canal between Llantwit Church and Tonna lock       2018 - Mumbles from Aberavon Beach 2018 - Mumbles from Jersey Marine Beach  
 
  21 22 23 24 25 Nov 26 27 28 29 30
Rise   65-2018-11-22-sr10.jpg (69790 bytes)                
    2018 - Rhondda Valley from Pen-Pych                
Set         43-sunset-jm-beach.jpg (209801 bytes)          
          2015 - Jersey Marine dunes          
                     

DECEMBER

  1 Dec 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Dec 9 10
Rise                    
                     
Set 82.jpg (127726 bytes) 78b-2012-12-02-ss-onllwyn2.jpg (91841 bytes) 19-2018-12-03-beach-sunset2.jpg (184765 bytes)         45-sunset-tree.jpg (73965 bytes) 12-2018-12-09-ss3.jpg (110981 bytes)  
  2017 - above the houses near Bridgend Hospital, Korra's birthday Onllwyn washery from the A4109 2018 - Aberavon Beach         2015 - Driftwood tree at the Ferry Bend 2018 - pier on Aberavon Beach  
 
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Dec 19 20
Rise                    
                     
Set               81-von-sunset-2017-12-18.jpg (76541 bytes)    
                2017 Vale of  Neath from near Moel Penderyn

video

   
 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Rise 00r-2018-12-22-rhondda-sunr.jpg (98677 bytes)                  
  2018 - Rhondda Valley from Pen-Pych                  
Set           98-2012-12-27-ss2.jpg (132425 bytes)   92-20201229A-IM-ss-river-ne.jpg (227443 bytes) 92-2018-12-30-ss02.jpg (119168 bytes)  
            2018 - Vale of Neath from Glynneath   2020 - Jersey Marine from the River Neath at the Melyn 2018 - Aberavon Beach  

 

SUNRISE & SUNSET BLOG

4/11/2018 - Writing and recording information is a must when learning new things. Buoyed by yesterday mornings success about predicting how the sunrise would appear I'm going to make notes (hopefully) to help myself and others fine tune how to predict the best place to see a sunrise or sunset, when its worth making an effort, and when its not.

SUNRISE AND THE HORIZON DISCUSSED ON 3/11/2018 - CLICK HERE 

  

4/11/2018 - My prediction for this morning was no sunrise, we've been in a low for around 36 hours now with the weather heading eastward. I'd set my alarm to check the sky 60 minutes before sunrise and there were clear patches and with the moon and stars visible. Craig y Llyn was clear so I immediately packed and headed out to C-y-L with 45 minutes to go intending to watch sunrise from the ridge. As I climbed the Rhigos mountain the cloud descended on C-y-L so I changed tack and headed out onto Hirwaun Common and Pistyll-y-Graig. I got there just as the sun was rising behind a bank of cloud, some of which was lower than me. My prediction was correct but the weather was good, very little wind and only a touch of a chill so I enjoyed the walk and the opportunity to organise some thoughts.

 

PRESSURE CHARTS

27/12/2018 99-2018-12-27-pressure-cht.jpg (287947 bytes) 97-2012-12-27-ss1.jpg (103423 bytes) 98-2012-12-27-ss2.jpg (132425 bytes)

27 December 2018 - UK pressure charts - 4 hours prior to a super sunset (low cloud - sky started pinking up 30-40 mins prior to sunset - the pink sky came up the valley then receded quickly and was gone about 20 mins after sunset.

8/1/2018 55-pressure-chart.jpg (321133 bytes) 26-2019-01-08-ss.jpg (94010 bytes) 8 January 2018 - UK pressure charts - 4 hours prior to a nice sunset (high cloud - sky started pinking up 10-15 mins prior to sunset - the pink sky came up the valley then receded quickly and was gone about 15 mins after sunset. The sun dropped out of low cloud and was directly in line with the centre of the end of Neath valley
9/1/2018 47.jpg (318804 bytes) 25-2019-01-09-ss.jpg (58460 bytes)

9 January 2018 - UK pressure charts - 4 hours prior to a super sunset -high cloud in the opposite direction to the sun  started pinking up 15-20 mins prior to sunset - post sunset above the sky was orange and then a deep deep pink about 30 mins after sunset. Sunset WX predictor was way off the mark. 

TABLE TEMPLATE

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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rise                    
                     
Set                    
                     
 
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Rise                    
                     
Set                    
                     
                     

 

NUMBERS (there are lots on file not edited so numbers below are those recorded on the page at the completion of a year.)

2/1/2021 = 148

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