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written by Chuck Bueter
This site from Paper Plate Education provides an activity using only a globe and plastic cup to determine the position on the earth where the sun appears directly overhead.  Plotting this point on several days throughout a year yields an analemma, a figure-eight shape on the globe.  The site provides background information, a gallery of pictures, and links to more activities.
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© 2005 Chuck Bueter
declination, equation of time, figure-eight
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Metadata instance created July 21, 2006 by Ann Deml
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