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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Use the analemma presented in Figure 3.7 to determine the latitude where the noon sun is directly overhead on February 12, July 30, November 2, and December 30.

To determine

The latitude where the noon sun is directly overhead on February 12, July 30, November 2, and December 30, using the analemma presented in Figure 3.7.

Explanation

As the Earth rotates and revolves, the position where the solar radiations would directly fall over also varies accordingly. Figure 3.7 portrays an analemma that is used for finding the solar declination or latitudinal position of the noon sun on each day of the year.

On anlysing the figure, it is found that the noon sun is directly over the

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