Determine the Maximum Altitude of the Sun on June 21
Determine the maximum altitude of the Sun on June 21 for an observer located at 30°N.
Determine the maximum altitude of the Sun on December 22 for an observer located at 30°N.
Using a sextant, a ship's captain measures the altitude of the noonday Sun to be 20o on June 21. What is the latitude of the ship?
The first mate of a pirate ship shoots the noonday Sun with a sextant and measures the altitude to be 50o to the south on December 21. The time on the ship's clock is 4 P.M. (GMT). What are the longitude and latitude of the ship?