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Rise of the Sun

  1. Feb 22, 2012 #1
    In South Pole, In which direction will the sun rise?
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  3. Feb 22, 2012 #2

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    Somewhere off to the north. :biggrin:

    At the south pole, every direction is north.
  4. Feb 22, 2012 #3
    Hahahahaha. I know it, but I want a more specified answer. One of the options is In the direction of the vernal equinox...
  5. Feb 22, 2012 #4


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    If you are facing north, the sun appears to travel from right to left across the sky [counter clockwise], the opposite is true if you are facing south. Away from the poles, this path takes it across the horizon twice a day. Near the poles, it only crosses the horizon twice a year.
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