Unformatted text preview: declination system is an extension of the latitude system, the Sun's declination can only have values within that range as well, between 23.5º N and 23.5º S. Here is an animation of the Sun relative to the stars. Each image is seven days apart so that you are seeing how far the Sun moves in a week's time relative to the stars. You'll see that it moves toward the left (East), and sometimes it goes further to the south and sometimes it goes further to the north. These are the stars and constellations that the Sun would appear to be in front of at some time during the year, if we could see the stars located behind the Sun in the daytime. You may notice that many of the constellation names are familiar to you; gee, I wonder from where?...
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- Fall '10
- Astronomy, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn