New Map Lets You See All Sunrises And Sunsets Around The World on Instagram in Real-time
‘All Our Yesterdays’ is the new interactive map which lets us see sunsets and sunrises across the globe on Instagram in real-time.
Even imaginary visuals of sun’s appearances and disappearances seem really majestic and magnificent. And the credit for this rather lovely idea goes to Michelle Chandra, who is a designer and photographer.
“We live in a world that follows a fixed idea of time, a standard synchronised time held in place by time zones, clocks, and calendars,” Chandra writes on her website.
“Instagram users reveal a different idea of time, a richly textured irregular time in which the setting sun and end of the day for one individual is the beginning of the day for another, a never-ending loop.”
The size of the bright dot determines user’s distance from the actual event.
The innovative map gathers the photos using Instagram users’ #sunrise and #sunset tags from the past 24 hours.
“Instagram users who chase the sun with their cameras testify to the sun’s ceaseless grip on our lives,” says Chandra.
On a separate map, Chandra was able to plot the circles of all sunsets and sunrises uploaded from the past day.
A search bar is given in the map, which users can use to find pictures of certain areas. Moreover, users can zoom in on these photographs, our news source explains.
“Our absolute ideas of a fixed quantified time cannot escape the irregular rhythms of the cosmic world we call home,” the map maker says.