In response to the global climate crisis, Odawara Art Foundation has joined 27 other arts organizations around the world to form the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking constellation of ‘weather stations’ located across the world. Odawara Art Foundation will participate in a year-long project using Enoura Observatory as a base. Enoura Observatory was conceived and designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto with the idea that by returning to our ancient habits of observing the heavens, we will find inklings that point the way to our future.
People gather to observe the sunrise at Enoura Observatory four times a year on solstices and equinoxes. This year instead of on-site events during these special times in the Earth’s calendar, the sunrise from Enoura Observatory will be shared online to be viewed by anyone anywhere in the world. On the summer solstice, the sun rises from Sagami Bay and its beams of light run through the Summer Solstice Light-Worship 100-Meter Gallery.
Date and time of live streaming:
June 21, 2022 (Tue) 4:00～5:00 am (Japan Standard Time)
June 20, 2022 (Mon) 8:00~9:00 pm (British Standard Time)
June 20, 2022 (Mon) 3:00~4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
June 20, 2022 (Mon) Noon~1:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Sunrise: 4:29 am
Sunrise can be viewed online for free.
Please note that the visibility of the sun depends on the weather on that day.
The sunrise of the winter solstice on Dec 22 this year is also planned to be broadcast live. More information on programs related to World Weather Network will be announced on the Foundation’s official homepage and SNS.