Simon Roberts got to do something no photographer has done before – capture a sunset in every time zone around the world, in just one day.
The challenging project was launched to promote the Satellite Wave watch from Citizen, which automatically adjusts to the local time zone (something quite unique for a wristwatch). Their project took Roberts far north to 80 degrees latitude – close enough to the earth’s axis that the plane could keep up with the setting sun. At that position, they were able to fly against the earth’s rotation (it’s moving at just 180 mph that far north) enabling the plane to stay positioned in a permanent sunset as they traveled around the globe. (You’re nearly doing the same thing when you take a northern flight from east to west. Notice how LOOOONG the sun takes to set as you chase it.)
At precisely 6:30 PM in every time zone, Roberts photographed a sunset. The final video is called “Chasing Horizons” [Read more…]