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Blue Sky Sunrise and Earth – Waltzer ride Analogy

Just over a decade after my winter sunrises video there was a similar sunrise to the one featured mostly in that video this morning. As you can see, the sun now looks a little more northerly (to the left as you look at it), and it continues in that direction now until midsummer, moving from a southern-facing window to an eastern-facing one.

Because of the Earth’s tilt, in northern hemisphere’s winter, it’s as if we’re a human lying back looking out over ourselves, just able to see something above our body. In the summer, it’s as if we’re sitting up, and can see the same object much easier. Our planet is kind of like being on a Waltzer ride: https://youtu.be/RPMLRgKWefs

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The December 2009 video:

Not so misty for mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2020), but nice and relevant nonetheless!