Every year, I always stay up for the first sunrise.
This year was just ever slightly so different. I kinda dozed off while watching TV. Woke up in shock at 7am. Grabbed my trusty Nikon and ran out the door.
Is Mr. Sun waiting for me?
In Japan, the first sunrise of the new year is called hatsu hi no de (初日の出). Many Japanese do try to catch the first sunrise. Get a good start to the new year.
Continued in a blog post at http://www.kenleewrites.com/2010/01/first-sunrise-2010.html.