A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2015 Dec 20, 16:09 -0800
The winter solstice is in a few days which is when the Sun is at the lowest altitude at local apparent noon (LAN). The Sun's altitude is about 35° above the horizon for Alabama right now at meridian passage. Double this to 70° for the approximate altitude observed in the artificial horizon at LAN. The Davis sextant measures to 120° so you have 50° to spare. You are good to go until spring.
From: Lee Sublett
Date: 2015 Dec 20, 15:10 -0800