Re: Question on Equinox, and East and West?
That sounds as if it should work. It might be easier or more accurate to have a long plumb bob made of a thick rope than using a stick for the central reference. I think that i was wrong in blaming the time of day of the observation for the inaccuracies. As long as it is the equinox, the sun will be on an arc directly overhead east to west for the full day. This is of course true every day if you are on the equator. You would not even have to do the observations at sun rise and set, as long as the 2 observations are the same length of time from 12:00 o'clock. Then there is also the matter of having to get the correct, accurate 12:00. The clock time will be accurate at only one meridian of longitude in any time zone. Still wondering about the N & S poles ??????p.s. how does one get a new paragraph in this forum?????
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