This shows the path of the Sun in the sky at the 4 key dates throughout the year, the fall and spring Equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices. It is set up for an approximation for an observer at 42°N of the equator, but can be modified based on your latitude. Add a protractor to the meridian for added accuracy for high levels. Each click or advance of the PowerPoint will display the next seasonal path. The dates and titles of that path pop up accordingly. The zenith and north and south cardinal points are labeled. A few "questions to consider" are included on the slide. -Where does the Sun rise and set at different times of the year? -Does the Sun ever get directly overhead at this latitude?
-Which two dates share a Sun path? -When is the path of the Sun the longest? When is it the shortest? -What happens to the observer’s shadow at different times of the day and different times of the year? R. DeMarco