Bonus List

AT WHICH LATITUDE IS THE SUN
STRAIGHT UP AT SOLAR NOON?

Well, it depends on what time of year it is. Here are some answers below for the latitude where a (well-postured, with hands down to the side) person will have no shadow at high noon.

DATE
Jan. 1
Jan. 15
Feb. 1
Feb. 15
Mar. 1
Mar. 15
Mar. 20*
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
May 1
May 15
Jun. 1
Jun. 15
Jun. 21**
Jul. 1
Jul. 15
Aug. 1
Aug. 15
Sep. 1
Sep. 15
Sep. 22***
Oct. 1
Oct. 15
Nov. 1
Nov. 15
Dec. 1
Dec. 15
Dec. 21****
LATITUDE
23 S
21 S
17 S
13 S
7 S
2 S
0 (Eq.)
5 N
10 N
15 N
19 N
22 N
23 N
23.5 N
23 N
21 N
18 N
14 N
8 N
3 N
0 (Eq.)
3 S
9 S
14 S
19 S
22 S
23 S
23.5 S
CITIES
Rio De Janeiro, Windhoek (Namibia)
St. Denis (Reunion)
Cairns (Australia)
Salvador (Brazil), Ndola (Zambia)
Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
Kigali (Rwanda), Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Quito (Ecuador), Kampala (Uganda)
Bogota, Abidjan (Cote D'Ivoire)
Caracas, Conakry (Guinea)
Guatemala City, Manila
Mexico City, Mumbai
Hong Kong, Tampico (Mexico)
Havana, Cabo San Lucas
Bhopal (India), Mazatlan
Havana, Cabo San Lucas
Mecca, Honolulu
Vientiane (Laos), Kingston (Jamaica)
Bangkok, Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Phuket (Thailand), David (Panama)
Kuala Lumpur, Cali (Colombia)
Quito, Kampala (Uganda)
Cuenca (Ecuador)
Luanda (Angola), Dili (East Timor)
Lilongwe (Malawi), Apia (Samoa)
Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Selebi-Phikwe (Botswana)
Rio De Janeiro, Windhoek (Namibia)
Sao Paulo, Rockhampton (Australia)
*The first day of Northern Hemisphere spring. The date will vary slightly.
**The first day of Northern Hemisphere summer. The date will vary slightly.
***The first day of Northern Hemisphere autumn. The date will vary slightly.
****The first day of Northern Hemisphere winter. The date will vary slightly.



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