16 Dec Upside Down
It doesn’t look like much on the plotting sheet, but my pencil is pointing to a very big deal indeed. You see, at the time the sun wasn’t where it was supposed to be. It had vacated the south and taken up residence in the north. We had crossed under it some few hours ago and Local Apparent Noon, when the sun is on your meridian, it was almost directly overhead. As in straight up.
Crossing the equator is all well and good but to my mind, getting under the sun puts us squarely in the Southern Hemisphere. It also means that I’ve knocked off close to 1/4 of the mileage I’ll need to complete the circumnavigation.
It’s a big deal if your primary navigational aid is not an iPhone. It’s also a big deal if you won’t be seeing the sun in the south (where it’s supposed to be if you’re from Canada) for the next 5 months.
Follow my tracks in real-time: