The Sun’s position in the sky

  title={The Sun’s position in the sky},
  author={Alejandro Jenkins},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
We express the position of the Sun in the sky as a function of time and the observer?s geographic coordinates. Our method is based on applying rotation matrices to vectors describing points on the celestial sphere. We also derive direct expressions, as functions of date of the year and geographic latitude, for the duration of daylight, the maximum and minimum altitudes of the Sun, and the cardinal directions to sunrise and sunset. We discuss how to account for the eccentricity of the Earth?s… Expand
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