This would never work in the UK.
It's not the kids fault, why make them suffer for their parents stupidity?
The 1920x1080 / 1366x768 resolution curse has been the worst thing to happen to laptops in a long time. That and glossy screens.
a series of images centered straight overhead starting shortly after sunset
It's not rising, it's already overhead.
I find this whole idea hard to swallow.