Fall 1993 • Vol. XV No. 4 Science, Science Fiction and PoetryOctober 1, 1993 |

True North/2: Our Home the Earth

For help from the spinning earth, you need a stick driven into the ground. Turning, the earth makes the Sun appear to rise and cross the sky--and set in the West. As the Sun seems to change position, in the sky, the shadow of the stick turns--and changes length. When the shadow is shortest, it points true North: this happens at noon.

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