Sunsets anywhere in the world are often gorgeous. In Ireland, they are usually spectacular. People are often surprised to see just how far north the country is, roughly on a parallel with Newfoundland in Canada. For example, Moynalty is at latitude 53 degrees, 44 minutes; Burlington, VT is about 45 degrees and Jupiter, FL 27 degrees. This northern location means that in the summer months sunsets appear late in the evening. From mid-June to mid-August the sun sets around 10 p.m. with the gloaming continuing until 11 or so. I’m so lucky to live in a house that has unobstructed views and faces due west. And, during the summer months, the sun sets so far to the north it seems it’s almost in the east! I want to share with you some of my favorite sunsets of this past summer.
But don’t expect too many summer sunrises…….the sky brightens about 3 a.m. and the sun rises before 4. And I don’t “do” mornings!