[TowerTalk] And now for something completely different (True North)

Don Havlicek n8de at thepoint.net
Sun Aug 27 14:10:23 EDT 2006

Each time zone is 15 degrees wide [15 zones x24 hours =360 degrees]
If some one lives at the 'edge' of one of those time zones, they can be 
7.5 [or more] degrees off the time zone meridian.  Therefore, at Noon 
local time, they will NOT have the sun directly South/North [depending 
on location relative to the Equator].  Only those who live EXACTLY on 
the time zone meridian will!
The sun doesn't shift in 15 degree increments .. at least it doesn't do 
that here!

Mike Murphy wrote:
> Don,
> What causes the error for one not living exactly on the time zone meridian?
> 73,
> Mike, WA4BPJ 
> www.wa4bpj.com
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> Here we go again.
> This method only works for those who live exactly on the time zone meridian.
> Don
> N8DE
> J A Ritter wrote:
>>Two sticks, one vertical, the other horizontal placed along the path 
>>of the shadow at high noon will show True North...
>>Jack W0UCE
>>Website: www.w0uce.net
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