methods for determining sun position

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by GoRealUhGro, Feb 23, 2018.

  1.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    This might be kinda dumb..and I'm usually pretty decent at figuring out where the sun will be come spring/summer/fall...I looked up a few things on the old interwebs but I always like asking my Q's on here..I got a lot of solid info thanks to this website and the awesome growers on it...the only reason I ask is cause a few yrs back I found an old clear cut and took the saw to clear me out a place..I spent two days clearing and covering my tracks..I did it in the winter so I could go back now and again and check to see if anybody had been in and out since I cut everything...well when it came time to put them out side I wasn't getting near the sun I figured...I mean I could've still used the place but I went against it...so if anyone has a good way to gauge the sun's position please let me know..I found a good ass spot to plant and I want to get in there ASAP to set cameras and begin to clear out what needs clearing... Thanks again everyone
     
  2.  
    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    only thing that works for me is scouting yr round so u no,but I have heard of apps to help
     
    Rob Roy and GoRealUhGro like this.
  3.  
    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    You pretty much want something facing south if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. Suncalc.net is a good resource where you can drop a pin on a map and it will show you where the sun will be positioned at throughout the day. You can also set the date in the future to plan ahead.
     
  4.  
    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    still gotta do the leg work
     
  5.  
    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    find a solar panel website for help. you type in your zip and they give you the sun's postion
     
    1kemosabe, GoRealUhGro and too larry like this.
  6.  
    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    Time travel works for me. Kind of.....

    If you were to go out tomorrow and see the angle of the sun, then count the number of days past December 22, {February 24 would be 64 days past the Winter Solstice} this will tell you where the sun will be the same number of days before December 22. So the sun will be the same place in the sky tomorrow as on October 19th.

    But getting out there several times through the year is best.
     
  7.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    If heard of this before but haven't ever tried it...sounds like a few ppl on here say this is how they do it...I read in a thread about this very thing and that's why I started this just to see if any diff methods were used..thankd for the advice bub
     
    too larry likes this.
  8.  
    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    Like thumper says, year round. What's ok in May/June could be shit in Sept/Oct when you need it, especially along a tree line.
     
    Indacouch and GoRealUhGro like this.
  9.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Right..this is always my go to as well but I kinda never checked this particular spot before so I thought I'd ask....but unless it's pretty wide open space around where I live I seem to always run into some sort of a factor that messes up..or gives me more ..sun than I usually think will be in that particular area throughout the day...but that usually only applies to scouting in the winter...I totally agree yr round is the best way..I always run into this problem..as the sun moves throughout the year I tend to cut more and more trees or what have you down to have more direct light ...my last spot was so great ON THE GROUND as far as stealth ans light that it would be hard to beat... but I ended up..and I recommend others doing this if possible... climbing a big tall oak tree and seeing an above view of the spot...and I knew how exposed it really was from the air..I knew when the fly by boys came that way I was done..and I was correct...if you have access to a drone that would be a good idea too...but now that the app things was mentioned I think I remember actually having tried that.. thanks everybody for the info and refreshing me a tid bit
     
    too larry likes this.
  10.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Yup.. I like I said I always run into some issue..leaves don't end up as thick or thin in places..dead branches..just always something it seems..I kept track of the sun in my last grow and got a good handle on how it rises and arches across the sky..I lucked out because the sun literally went right across the tree line when going east to west...it early spring and fall it did go behind the hill and trees a lil more than I wanted but still a gooood spot
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
    thumper60 likes this.
  11.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    thanks for the website..I'll def be checking it out ..I can't remember what app or site I used in the past..I once had a thing downloaded on my phone that was for this very thing ..it wasn't an app but more like a chart that helped judge position
     
  12.  
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i try to go out the year before and pick sites, check them in the spring, mid summer, and fall. if they're not getting good light at some point, i either fix it so they are, or scratch that site. also have to look for rain runoff, don't want to cart shit into the woods just to have it all wash away in the first thunderstorm. you can also put them away from game trails, which will help with both deer eating your plants, and hunters finding it.
     
    GoRealUhGro and BarnBuster like this.
  13.  
    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    Sunshine taught me to lay on my back naked with an erection. He said there's two key things I'm looking for. First.... what part of my penis got sun burnt.. Secondly....watch the shadow of my penis.



    That's all .....GL








    @mr sunshine. TY
     
    rkymtnman and mr sunshine like this.
  14.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    yea I always go out and check my an area throughout the year but in this particular spot I just sorts came across it..I like cutting my spots out.. well what I know will be blocking light for sure..in the winter or fall..usually ppl cutting wood a lot that time of year here so the sound of a saw doesn't really alarm many ppl...I don't always use a chain saw unless really needed..I like to bend smaller trees over so that they don't break and the leaves will provide extra ground cover ..but this spot I haven't cut anything yet..it's kinda sketchy for me to not scout an area for a good while before growing in it but I honestly don't think anyone is gonna be dropping by this area unless they get lost and stumbled onto it
     
  15.  
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    doesn't your neck get sore, trying to see that tiny shadow while lying on your back?
     
  16.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Well..what part got burnt..I can't take the suspense...and did all 3 in get burnt or the lower portion
     
    Indacouch likes this.
  17.  
    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    That's almost exactly what I was going to ask... please do tell
     
    Roger A. Shrubber likes this.
  18.  
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    if it looks like a good spot to you, try it out, the worst that can happen is you get sub par yield from a couple of plants, and know thats not a good spot next year
     
    GoRealUhGro likes this.
  19.  
    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    Yes, bottom of the sausage and both beans got severe sun burn. The shadow of my penis just walked across my body right to left throughout the day.
     
    mr sunshine likes this.
  20.  
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the sun does not go low enough to cast a shadow that long
     

Share This Page