Studying the transit of the sun using shadows

Ping Wai KWOK

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This article describes how to accurately determine the time of the Sun's transit and the north-south direction by observing a stick's shadows. The same observations can be used to determine the latitude and longitude of the location of the observation. Calculating the latitude and longitude is particularly simple for certain dates. Copyright © 2004, Ping-Wai Kwok. Copyright assigned to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-114
JournalAstronomy Education Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


Kwok, P.-W. (2004). Studying the transit of the sun using shadows. Astronomy Education Review, 3(1), 106-114.


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