Last Sunrise

2014-08-12 16:56:08.000 – Ethan Wright,  Summit Intern

Sunrise at Morning Observation

Well my summer internship is coming to an end tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-May and time for another semester of school. The trip back to North Carolina will be bittersweet as I think about all of the experiences of the summer here at the Observatory. My summit family will be dearly missed but I know that they will enjoy the company of intern Caleb Meute, who is switching to this shift next week.

I could not ask for a better last week at the summit. On Sunday we experienced thunderstorms which gave a spectacular lightning show over the surrounding mountains. It was nice to watch the frequent strikes from the safe quarters of the weather room. After the storms moved from overhead, the skies cleared and we were able to watch them from a distance as they continued their march southward. This exiting display was followed by a cookout of hotdogs and hamburgers with delicious s’mores for dessert.

I’ve tried to make it a point to see every sunrise and sunset possible this shift. I awoke this morning to a beautiful sky of deep orange and violet shades. The weather is not expected to be favorable for a sunset tonight or a sunrise tomorrow, so I was glad to be able to take in the view this morning. I will be back to the White Mountains sometime in the future but for now I have to say goodbye to the observers and staff who made this summer such a memorable experience.


Ethan Wright,  Summit Intern

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