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Simulation of Sun and Earth

  1. May 30, 2014 #1
    Hi,does exist any simulation of Sun and Earth circulation with data of lasting of day and night in different places on Earth during seasons?
    Thanks a lot
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  3. May 30, 2014 #2


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    I'm not sure what you are asking for. There are many web sites, like this one, that give sunrise and set times for different locations on Earth. Also astronomical software, like Stellarium, which is free open source software, will show the motions of the heavenly bodies, including the Sun, from anywhere on Earth.
  4. May 30, 2014 #3


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    You can also use celestia: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
  5. May 31, 2014 #4
    Thanks gentlemen.It is what I was looking for...:)
  6. May 31, 2014 #5


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    If you are wanting to know the time of the local sunrise and sunset, there is this website:

  7. Jun 12, 2014 #6


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    If it's any help Google Sketchup can model the movement of the sun based on position, time and season etc. You can use it to work out if your house or a tree will throw a shadow onto your solar panels.
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