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What is the maximum and minimum noon Sun angles at 37 degrees N latitude for California? (for any date this month)
What is the minimum noon sun angle at 37 degrees N latitude for California ?(for any date this month use date above for both)
How does the intensity and duration of solar radiation change at this location throughout the year?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 11:08 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution works through the geometric relationship between latitude, season and sun angle in the sky.
Angle Subtended by Sun and Moon at Earth & Angular Velocity
The moon has a diameter of 3.48 x 10^6 m and is a distance of 3.85 x 10^8m from the earth. The sun has a diameter of 1.39 x 10^9 m and is 1.50 x 10^11 m from the earth. (a.) What are the angles (in radians) subtended by the moon and the sun, as measured by a person standing on the earth. (b.) Based on the answers to part (a.), is a total eclipse of the sun really "total"? (c.) What is the ratio (as a percentage) of the apparent circular area of the moon to the apparent circular area of the sun?View Full Posting Details