Solstice to Solstice José Zarcos Palma

Solstice to Solstice. Using a basic homemade camera and special paper, José Zarcos Palma captured this unique Sun trail photo over 183 days.

The picture spans from the summer solstice on June 21 to the winter solstice on December 21, 2022, showcasing the Sun‘s daily journey across the sky above Mertola, Portugal.


Solstice is an event that occurs when the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point concerning the celestial equator. They happen twice a year, around June 21 and December 21. Many places use these events to mark the changing seasons throughout the year.

Image credit José Zarcos Palma

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