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20 September 2012

Analemma



I love this photo from today's APOD. And what a cool word for it, analemma – a Latin word meaning "the pedestal of the sundial" – which is the figure eight shape obtained by recording the position of the sun in the sky at the same time of day through the course of a year.  One day I will get around to learning how to make a sundial... add to the list along with welding large pieces of metal. One day, one day.

3 comments:

  1. An Analemma
    Infinity in the sky
    Forever in mind

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  2. i want to see the sunshine after the rain...
    i think that you missed some days

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  3. This has to be the most beautiful picture of this phenomenon that I've seen. By the way, it's Greek, not Latin.

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