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Old 12-13-2009, 07:09 AM   #33
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Default Re: Canada's Inuit notice the Sun is not where it should be.

Glad you have a sextant and know how to use it, and here is a link that explains Analemma:

Originally Posted by Mizar View Post
According to the calculations in the 2009 Nautical Almanac, and measuring directly with my Sextant, the Sun, and the Stars are exactly where they should be, however I have read recent reports that clocks have been off by up to two hours. The Analemma will put the sun in the "Wrong" position by as much as 16 minutes, the sun is either "Fast" or slow by that amount, the " equation of time" is used to correct for the effects of the Analemma.
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