A Solar (leap) year

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Noel Butterworth

Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland

Canon EOS 1100D DSLR camera with EFS 50-250mm lens.

11 March 2015 was our first morning in our new home in the village of Vufflens-le-Château in Switzerland. I realised that we would have a fabulous view of the sun rising over the Alps in the distance and managed to get a few photos of the sunrise (top). This I did for a few weeks (in various weather conditions) until they were too early in the day to capture. One year later, and the morning of the 10th March 2016, I captured the first of this year’s visible sunrises (bottom left)- visible due to the weather! I was curious to see where exactly the sun would rise being strictly 365 days later, with the leap year. On the morning of the 11th March it was a little cloudier (bottom right). However, I managed to capture a most beautiful sunshine and was able to position all 3 together. For me it shows the significance, the need, of that extra day in the leap year, proving the 365.25 d (approx) rotation!