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    Re: Latitude and longitude around noon
    From: Robin Stuart
    Date: 2017 Mar 27, 13:23 -0700

    Hmmm… This problem seems strangely familiar.

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Noon-Sun-sights-Jamestown-RI-this-Sunday-Aug-25-Stuart-aug-2013-g25027

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Noon-Sun-sights-Jamestown-RI-this-Sunday-Aug-25-Stuart-sep-2013-g25042

    The Sun does not culminate too close to the zenith so a simple least squares fit to a quadratic suffices and gives a peak of 41°29.6 occurring at 16h58m5s. The Equation of Time is -12m2.4s and with d = +0.1 per hour the peak occurs 15.4s later than local noon. I get 41°27.2′N 71°26.8′W although I suspect a longitude of around 71°24′W is more likely,

    Déjà vu!?

    Robin Stuart



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