So as the day approached, and the weather report sounded promising, we had high hopes that this would be the year to find out. As you can see, we did, indeed, have a clear view of the sunset this year. And according to Alice Enevoldson, astronomer and volunteer with NASA's Solar System Ambassadors Program, the sun did pretty much line up with the marker.
Given the fact that folks around here joke that summer doesn't REALLY start in Seattle until the day after the 4th of July, I think we got off to an early start this year. And this photo is proof -- an auspicious beginning all around.