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caroline7758

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Height of the sun?
« on: October 15, 2018, 18:10:55 »
Maybe a daft question. After moving to our new house I'm realising that the garden is much more shady than I had thought. Although the back of the house faces south, the garden is shaded by the house at the bottom of the garden and is completely in shade by 5.00 now. So my question is, can I get an idea of how much higher the sun will be in the summer and therefore how much sun the garden will get then, so I can plan my planting, seating etc.

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Height of the sun?
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Re: Height of the sun?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 18:29:04 »
Get an old timepiece and put it back two and a half hours at sunrise, It might even be longer up there in the land of the midnight sun and I know the sun is lower in the winter but it should give you a rough idea.

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Re: Height of the sun?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 19:30:14 »
Calculating from the latitude of Berwick (rounded) the maximum that the sun will be in the sky is:

At 21 June, at noon the Sun will be at a maximum angle of 90-57+23.5 = 56.5 degrees.
On 21 December, at noon the Sun will be at a minimum noon angle of 90-57-23.5 = 9.5 degrees.

You need to look down your garden due south with a protractor or with a digital readout spirit level to see where in the sky the sun will be.  :wave:

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Re: Height of the sun?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 20:31:45 »
Perhaps this will help you. You can select the month you are interested in.

https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/uk/berwick-upon-tweed

http://www.sunrise-and-sunset.com/en/sun/united-kingdom/berwick-upon-tweed

It is an excellent site all round. :wave:


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Re: Height of the sun?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 09:27:23 »
Wow, thanks - it's all a bit technical for me but interesting. My husband, a keen photographer, has also just shown me this site:
https://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=55.775312,-2.080557&dt=20190601082900%2B0100&center=55.7748,-2.0809&z=17&spn=0.00,0.01