The sun under the Arc de Triomphe
Publiée le 2008-04-05
The sun under the Arc de Triomphe
Each year in May, it is possible to photograph the Sun lying down under the arc of Triumphal arch. When we place at the good distance compared to the Triumphal Arch, the apparent diameter of the arch is equal to apparent diameter of Sun.
For sunset, two particular locations in general are chosen, the Place de la Concorde ans the Place Clémenceau. Seen since the Place de la Concorde the apparent diameter of the arch is a little too small, the Sun, too much large, is very slightly masked by the arch, but we benefit from a photograph tallied on the whole of the Champs-élysées. On the other hand to height of the Place Clémenceau, the second position gives apparent diameter of the arch quasi-identical to the apparent diameter of Sun.
It will be possible to photograph the Sun since the place de la Concorde on May 6th and 7th at the evening, since the Place Clémenceau on May 7th, 8th and 9th. Be careful before May 8th the arch contains a large three color flag in seen commemoration of May 8th.

Dates Sunset at Paris
   May 7th 2008    at 21h 14m standard time
   May 8th 2008    at 21h 15m standard time
  May 9th 2008    at 21h 16m standard time

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