The sun is high in the sky at noon but it does not

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Unformatted text preview: h on the summer solstice Monday, October 22, 12 On the Summer Solstice, which occurs around June 21: •The Sun rises in the Northeast, and sets in the Northwest. •The Sun is high in the sky at noon (but it does not reach the zenith - directly overhead). •The day is longer than the night. 9 At the winter sols8ce (Dec 21) ‣ ‣ ‣ Sun rises south of east Sun sets south of west Sun rises low in the sky Short days, long nights Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project. ‣ The Sun’s daily path on the winter solstice Monday, October 22, 12 On the Winter Solstice, which occurs around December 21: •The Sun rises in the Southeast, and sets in the Southwest. •The Sun is low in the sky at noon. •The day is shorter than the night. 10 At the equinoxes (Mar 21, Sept 21) ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Sun rises due east Sun sets due west Sun rises mediumhigh in the sky 12 hours of day, 12 hours of night Only days when Sun rises and sets exactly east/west. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project. ‣ The Sun’s daily path on the equinoxes Monday, October 22, 12 On the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes, which occur around March 21 and September 21, respectively: The Sun is seen “on” the Celestial Equator. The Sun rises due East and sets due West (in fact, these are the only days of the year that the Sun rises due east and sets due west). The sun rises medium-high in the sky. Day and Night have equal lengths (12 hours each). 11 Measuring the Sun’s al8tude with shadows When the Sun is low in the...
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