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Re: Footprint forgery
On Tue, 27 Feb 1996, Jeff Poling wrote:
> BTW, anybody know if the bit about the sun over the monuments is legit?
> My brother says that if the angle of the earth changed, the equinox and
> solstices would all *shift,* not spread out with the equinox staying in the
> exact same spot.
The angle at which the earth is tipped has no effect at all on the
*timing* of the equinoxes and solstices. The only thing that would be
affected by a different angle would be the *latitudes* over which the sun
is directly overhead at the solstices.
An equinox or solstice will occur every quarter-year, no matter what the
tip angle. Only the rate of revolution can affect the timing.
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