Calculate zenith distance given latitude and time of year?

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Homework Statement



Calculate the zenith distance at noon in a location whose latitude is 40° North on Dec 22 (winter solstice)


2. Homework Equations + information

I know the zenith distance is the angle between the sun and the zenith, and that during the winter solstice the northern hemisphere is "farther" (By this I mean the angle is greater) away.

The Attempt at a Solution


See diagram:
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Just want to know if I did this correctly. Thanks
 
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gneill
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Hello EzrealAsItGets. Welcome to physics forums.

Your solution looks good to me!
 

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