Unformatted text preview: with my thumb extended. This position is similar to thumbs up sign. My LH, little hand was difficult to find. The position which worked for me was an upward fist with only the bottom half of my thumb extended. These were my instruments for my measurements. While taking my measurements, I recorded that the sun’s angular height above the horizon was 5 BH which is 75 degrees. The sun’s angular height above the horizon was 7LH which is 70 degrees. I also measured that 25 BH fit in a full circle which I originally calculated to be 24 BH. I determined that a hand shape which equaled 5 degrees would be a straight ahead fist considering the size of my fist. This experiment helped me learn and understand positions and measurements of objects in the sky. Also, I will be able to explain where an object is in the sky when necessary....
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- Spring '11
- Sunrise, 70 degrees, 5 degrees, 75 degrees