A view of the Sunset from Staithes

Staithes' unusual summer sunset

Sunset at Staithes in North Yorkshire


OK, so what's unusual about a sunset. Not oberservant then! Staithes is on the east coast of the UK so why is the sun setting over water? Read on below...


Image by dated: July, 2004


Why unusual?

The harbour of the fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire is located on the northern edge of a promontory of land on the east coast of the UK so for a few short weeks during the summer months when the sun is nearing the Summer Solstice Staithes experiences the sun rising over water to the east and setting over water to the west, as can be evidenced by the image above.

This phenomenon at Staithes provides photographers with two opportunities a day to get some neat photographs too!