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Solargraph Cameras Capture Unique Images of Sun’s Movement in The Weather Network Installation

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 uses black and white photographic paper sealed inside a cylinder with a tiny pin hole drilled into the side. These cameras are left in secure locations for days, weeks, or even months at a time to capture images of the Sun’s movement across the sky. 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. According to experts, the ideal period of time for a solargraph camera to record is from solstice to solstice.

Three solargraph cameras were 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 and positioned facing south to track the Sun’s movement across the sky. However, leaving solargraph cameras in public places may result in theft or damage, so careful location selection is essential.

During the time these cameras were set up, sunlight passing through the pin hole created a bright line of exposure on the photographic paper whenever the Sun was shining. The Earth’s motion along its orbit caused the Sun’s path to shift by approximately 1 degree each day, resulting in a unique line of exposure being traced across the image for each day recorded by the camera. Clouds obstructing

By Samantha Jones

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