Solargraph Cameras: Unraveling the Movement of the Sun Over Time with Stunning Visuals.

Capturing the Sun’s Path: Exploring Solargraphy through Art, Science, and Chaos

A solargraph camera is a simple and unique type of camera that captures the movement of the Sun over time. The camera consists of a piece of black and white photographic paper sealed inside a cylinder with a tiny pin hole drilled into the side. These cameras are placed in secure locations and left undisturbed for days, weeks, or even months at a time, depending on the photographer’s preferences. The duration of time the camera is left to record can range from capturing a single day to an entire season.

Experts recommend leaving the cameras from solstice to solstice to capture the optimal amount of data. Three solargraph cameras were set up on the roof of The Weather Network in Oakville, ON, between June 21 and December 21, 2023. Painted both inside and out in black to reduce reflections, these cameras were positioned facing south to track the Sun’s movement across the sky.

Sunlight passes through the pin hole to create a line of exposure on the photographic paper whenever the Sun is shining. Earth’s movement along its orbit causes the Sun’s path to shift approximately 1 degree each day, resulting in distinct lines of exposure added to

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