Monday, June 22, 2015

Plane of the Ecliptic

This post has nothing to do with engineering, interfaces, brains, or Nicaragua, but I thought it was cool nonetheless. I took these photos tonight (6/22/2015, Philadelphia) and Friday evening (6/19/2015, Managua). You can see that the angle of the plane of the ecliptic is very different in the two pictures. I tried to measure the angle in both pictures (very rough estimate) and they seem to be about (62.5-28.3) = 34.2 degrees apart. This number should be roughly the same as their differences in latitude, which google tells me is (40d [Philly] - 12d [Managua]) = 28 degrees. That's pretty close considering my non-scientific measurement approach. Pretty neat!!!

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