Project Description

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Project: analema

Tier: 2

Location: home

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank): A stick and consistent observations

Measure at least part of the analemma, over at least a 3 month period. Place a stick or some other some other object that will cast a sharp shadow in a position where you will be able to make an observation most days. A cardboard arrow taped to a window works well. Note the position of the top of the shadow at the same clock time every day possible. Describe the pattern that develops, and compare it to the full analemma (check out http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/sundials/shadows.html for some resources.)