June 15, 2021

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Worldwide, logpile sunrises are fairly numerous, but the area on the ground covered by totality is only about 6 inches wide, making them extremely rare occurrences. Since seeing one depends on such things as azimuths and orbital wobbles, the alignment of various heavenly bodies, sky clarity, how many leaves are on the trees, how rotten the wood might be in the middle of your pile, which direction your wood is stacked, how high off the ground it is, how flexible you are and whether or not you have neighbors that might call the police if they should see a man in his pajamas creeping around at such an early hour-they are often not seen by humans. You should NEVER look directly at one. In any given location on Earth, a total logpile sunrise happens only once every sixty-six years or so (at least in my experience) though for selected locations they can occur as little as a few years apart. If you had been awake at 5:17am (GMT) this morning, crawling around on hands and knees in a swarm of newly hatched, dying of thirst underweight mosquitoes, you would have been the only other person besides myself on Earth to have witnessed this which is why I had to share this with you today.