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Old 08-06-2019, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Astronovice View Post
Are you saying that if you are North of the Tropic of Capricorn (as I am being just North of Cairns) that this method won’t work? I was hoping to use this method as I have no clear view of the SCP and so much steel around where I set up that a magnetic compass is unreliable😒.
Not exactly.
But I would expect there will be times when you get no noon shadow (sun directly over head) and times when your noon shadow points North (ie the sun is South of your position - around December summer solstice).
But for all other times the procedure should work OK - just that your shadow will be shorter than those further south.
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