SunCalc Disproves Manila Bay Sunset Will Be Blocked By Manila Solar City
Thanks to FB Friend Atanacio Salvador, outrage faddists will be outed again for a fair bit of deception.
Atanacio sent me an infograph and a link to a site which scientifically disproves the claims of a supposed altruistic movement that the majestic view of the sunset of Manila bay will be blocked by a joint reclamation project by the Manila City Government and Manila Goldcoast Development Corporation.
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The infograph shows an artistic rendition of the Manila Bay sunset supposedly as it is now and below this is another rendition of the Manila Bay sunset blocked by tall buildings, supposedly those that are going to be constructed on the Manila reclamation project.
This picture is being circulated by Paulo Alcazaren, Jim Libiran, and other members of the SOS Save Manila Bay movement.
It is a picture that will rile anybody up, unless they’re actually Manilenyos and actually took time to think about where exactly the sun sets.
The artist made one glaringÂ inaccuracy, he or she depicted the sun setting towards Quirino Grandstand or towards the Manila Pier. Â Here is a closer picture of the erroneous sunset being spread by SOS Save Manila Bay.
Below the picture of the erroneous depiction of the Manila Bay sunset is another picture fromÂ SunCalc, a website that “shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location.” Â This picture shows where the sunsets around this time of year and clearly, it indicates that the sun sets right towards the center of the bay, NOT towards the Pier.
Moreover, I used SunCalc to see whether the proposed Manila Solar City project will block the sunset along Roxas Boulevard and guess what? It won’t.
Check out the sun’s path on Quirino Avenue.
Check out the sun’s path on Malate.
Check out the sun’s path at the Quirino Grandstand.
Of course, the place where the sun sets will differ through out the year and this is because the Earth is slightly tilted. Â Come March 22, the sun’s path will be a direct line crossing east to west and from that point, the sun will set progressively towards Quirino Grandstand.
By July 13, the sun will set nearest to Quirino Grandstand.
I think SOS Save Manila purposely timed their sunset viewing at this time of year when the sun sets nearest the proposed site of Manila Solar City. SOS Save Manila is PURPOSELY DECEIVING THE PUBLIC by not telling them that from March onwards, the sun’s trajectory will progressively veer away from Manila Solar City and the succeeding sunsets will be closer to the Quirino Grandstand. Â COMPLETELY MISSING THE MANILA SOLAR CITY DEVELOPMENT!
Even now, the sun’s trajectory barely glances the edge of the proposed development and really, this can be addressed by not building structures that would obstruct the view of the setting sun from Quirino Avenue.
Oh, and Mr. Jim Libiran, I didn’t use fancy equipment for this and am just using FREE stuff on the net. Â Nothing fancy that will obviously need a lot of funding to execute and publish or broadcast.
So, before you insinuate anything, let me ask you… How was your lunch with PR Man Bobby Capco?
Let me end this post with a few words from Atanacio:
How far will these guys go to pursue their so-called public interest agenda? The fact is they are pursuing their own agenda. Public access to the sunset is not limited to that few meters of Manila Bay’s shore. It is available to all in a far wider coastline of the country’s western side. In fact, it shouldn’t be touted by the Department of Tourism as the Manila Bay Sunset… it should be the Philippine Sunset.
The reclamation islands on Manila Bay — yes, ISLANDS — will breath new life (and land) into the old decrepit city that is Manila: new jobs, new business opportunities, new clean and well managed environment.
Yet these sunset savers want to save THEIR “view” — what have they done for Manila lately? And if they are able to stop this reclamation project for the reasons they state, what good will they do then for Manila and its ills?
Kainin nyo sunset nyo! Go ahead, tell that the the poor, starving masses.