Analemma from Civitavecchia, Italy

June 21, 2018


Photographer: Marco Meniero 
Summary Author: Marco Meniero 

Shown above is the solar analemma as observed from Civitavecchia, Italy during the period from December 1, 2016, to December 1, 2017. Individual shots composing this analemma were taken 1 hour after the solar disk passed the meridian (noon hour), so the signature figure 8 shape is slightly tilted to the right. The Sun representing the summer solstice (Northern Hemisphere) is at top, and one representing the winter solstice is at the bottom of the analemma.

The castle in the background is the Forte Michelangelo, a fortress that once protected the historic port of Civitavecchia. Construction began in 1508 and was completed in 1537 under the pontificate of Paul III and the direction of Antonio da Sangallo, the Younger. Michelangelo Buonarroti designed the main tower, hence the name Forte Michelangelo.

Photo Details: Analemma - Canon 5DMK3 SLR camera; EF 24-70 / 2.8 optics ; 24mm focal length. Panorama - filmed with a Sigma 14mm f / 1.8Art.