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Solargraph Cameras Capture Unique Sunrise-Sunset Panoramas with Stunning Accuracy

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Capturing the Sun’s Path: Exploring the Art, Science, and Chaos of Solargraphy

A solargraph camera is a unique type of camera that consists of black and white photographic paper sealed inside a cylinder with a tiny pin hole drilled into the side. These cameras are then placed in a secure location where they remain undisturbed for days, weeks, or even months at a time. The duration for which the camera is left to record is at the discretion of the photographer, who may choose to capture as little as one day or an entire season. However, according to experts, the ideal period of time for a solargraph camera to record is from solstice to solstice.

In the case of three solargraph cameras installed on the roof of The Weather Network in Oakville, ON, between June 21 and December 21, 2023, the cameras were painted black inside and out to minimize reflections. Positioned facing south, these cameras were set up to track the Sun’s movement across the sky. It is important to note that due to their appearance, leaving solargraph cameras in public places may result in theft or damage, so choosing a location carefully is essential.

During the time the camera is set up, sunlight passing through the pin hole creates a bright line of exposure on the photographic paper whenever the Sun is shining. The Earth’s motion along its orbit causes the Sun’s path to shift by approximately 1 degree each day

By Samantha Jones

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