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Visit this site to see the well-known photograph of the sun making an analemma (figure eight shape) taken by Dennis di Cicco.  For the image shown, the sun's position in the sky was filmed at exactly the same time of day on 44 days throughout the course of one year to form an analemma.  You'll see an explanation of how the analemma figure results and of how it can be used as a miniature almanac. This site is by Joh Kahl of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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image copyright: Dennis di Cicco/Sky and Telescope; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 1, 2006 until August 16, 2006. View the feature here!


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Keywords: celestial equator , declination , equation of time
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 12, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Nov 17, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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, edited by J. Kahl (2006), WWW Document, (https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/Images/Weather/Other/analemma.html).
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The Analemma, , edited by J. Kahl (2006), <https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/Images/Weather/Other/analemma.html>.
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Kahl, J. (Ed.). (2006, August 25). The Analemma. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/Images/Weather/Other/analemma.html
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Kahl, Jon, ed. The Analemma. August 25, 2006. https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/Images/Weather/Other/analemma.html (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Kahl, Jon, ed. The Analemma. 2006. 25 Aug. 2006. 23 Sep. 2014 <https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/Images/Weather/Other/analemma.html>.
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