Daylight Calendar – a visual year of daylight

A quick two day charette, these posters show each day as a row of clocks, each clock highlighting a particular point within the day. The background color of each clock is an approximate color of the sky for that location at that point in time, calculated by the altitude of the sun. The result is interesting at both a micro and macro level, showing overarching trends and phenomena such as daylight savings shifts, and the daylight patterns of extreme areas.

The posters are generated using Processing and Google's geocoding service. The custom program simply requires the name of a location and automatically identifies its coordinates and time zone. This information is used along with some astronomy mathematics to calculate and generate the poster. A print-ready PDF file is generated, to be printed at 24" x 72"

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