The sun under the Arc de Triomphe
Publiée le 2008-06-17
The sun under the Arc de Triomphe
Each year in May, photographing the Sun lying down under the arc of Triumphal arch is possible. When we are at the right distance from the Triumphal Arch, the apparent diameter of the arch is equal to the apparent diameter of the Sun. For sunset, two specific locations are in general chosen, Place de la Concorde and Place Clemenceau. As seen from Place de la Concorde the apparent diameter of the arch is a little too small. The Sun, too large, is very slightly masked by the arch, but we benefit from a photograph catching the whole Champs-élysées. On the other hand, the second position, from Place Clemenceau, gives an apparent diameter of the arch nearly identical to the apparent diameter of Sun. It will be possible to photograph the Sun from the Rond-point des Champs-élysées Clemenceau on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the evening.

Dates Sunset at Paris
   August 2nd 2008    at 21h 18,9m standard time
   August 3rd 2008    at 21h 17,4m standard time
  August 4th 2008    at 21h 15,9m standard time

Caution : This Website was created with the Ministère de l'Education Nationale, the CNRS and the CNES support. Any use of the data published on this website requires the IMCCE agreement..