To do an experiment to measure your approximate longitude and latitude using the sun, you will
need to set up a vertical pole on a flat, horizontal surface
in a sunny location, mark the position of the pole on the surface
and mark the position of the pole end's shadow at various times around
solar noon at your location. Solar noon is halfway between sunrise and sunset.
The times for these for each day may be found often in your local newspaper or you
may use a website
Everytime you mark a "shadow" point, you should record the local time and, when
done, convert to Universal Time.
Use the following table to record you data:
Site Location: __________________________
UT - LocalTime = _____h _____m _____s
Post Height = __________
To use the calculator,