Unformatted text preview: what is my latitude? – 32 Degrees North 6. Consider two points on the Earth’s surface that are separated by 1 arcsecond as seen from the center of the Earth. What is the physical distance between the two points? – 29.1 meters if you use R=6000 KM, 30.9 meters if you use R=6378 KM (the Earth’s radius at the equator.) 7. Consider two points on the Earth’s equator that are separated by 1 second of time. What is the physical distance between the two points? 463 meters 8. Ancient Polynesian inhabitants of the Pacific held festivals whenever the Sun was at the zenith at local noon. a. How many times per year was such a festival held? 2 b. At what time(s) of the year was the festival held on: (b.i.1) Tahiti (Lat. = 17°56’ S) Mid-November (Nov. 13) and Late January (Jan. 30) (b.i.2) Oahu (Lat. = 21°19’ N) Late May (May 28) and Mid-July (July 17) Look up their latitudes....
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