Plotting the Sun’s Path

Published by patrick honner on

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

You can also alter the date, which means 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.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


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