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It’s officially summer! The analemma (figure 8 looking image) is what Meteorologists use to calculate the sun angle at noon on any given day. Today, in the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its highest spot in the sky for the year. This means the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer today and the sun angle at noon there is 90’ (right over your head, if you were there). To calculate the highest sun angle in your area, follow this simple math equation: (90 + 23.5) – your latitude.
Here are the sun angles at noon today at our offices:
Wilmington, NC: 79.5’ (latitude there is 34’N)
Elkins, WV and Cincinnati, OH: 74.5’ (latitude there is 39’N)
Note: You use 23.5’ in the equation because that is how much the earth is titled on its axis. This equation is only valid for the Solstice.
We are fascinated by weather here at MegaCorp, it affects everything we do. We have thousands of truckloads on the road throughout North America every week, so we stay on top of the weather and thought you would enjoy this fun fact!
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