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Plotting the Sun’s Path


Here’s a cool article from the Wolfram Alpha Blog about using WolframAlpha to plot the sun’s path, as seen from various locations:

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010/09/22/following-the-suns-unique-path/

You can also alter the date, meaning you can look at historical data or projected future data. 

Unfortunately, when I tried the command “sunpath north pole” (employing the classic mathematical strategy consider extreme cases), WolframAlpha gave me the sun path for North Pole, Alaska, a very oddly named place as it is nowhere near the actual North Pole.

I wonder if WolframAlpha can be used to predict eclipses.  I also wonder if there is a Polo Sur, Argentina.

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