Anonymous asked in Social ScienceOther - Social Science · 8 years ago

What is the position of the Sun when your shadow is the longest? The shortest?

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  • 8 years ago
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    This depends on where you live on earth, and the presence or absence of clouds, structures and vegetation between you and the horizon where the sun will appear/disappear...about a 4 mile circle if the land is flat. Given that you live on the equator, your longest shadow each day will appear at sunrise and sunset with the sun on the horizon, the shortest will be at noon, your time with the sun directly overhead.

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