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Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chat' started by Leif, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    epping 29thmarch 012.jpg

    POP QUIZ - 11.34 AM what direction am I facing??
     
  2. elliott92

    elliott92 Very Addicted

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    i have no idea lol. but im interested to learn how you'd work this out
     
  3. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    :) patience young Jedi
     
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    steve a Slightly Talkative

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    Look at the shadow and work out where the sun would have to be to cast the shadow as it does
     
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    bigzitt Slightly Addicted

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    where abouts on the planet are you?

    northern hemisphere i would say your facing north
     
  6. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    south south east
     
  7. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    no thinking on it could be north west
     
  8. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    North, or as near as dammit I reckon.
     
  9. Leif

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    Steve A you spoil sport - well done guys
     
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    okay so the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. the sun is directly over your head at its highest point to cast that shadow? and if you were facing south the shadow would be behind you?
     
  11. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    Basically - although the height of the sun varies with season too at mid day if the shadow is in front of me as in the picture I am facing northwards the sun is in the south ..........