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flo's avatar

How does the sun appear from the arctic or antarctic?

Asked by flo (13313points) October 31st, 2015

Should it appear any different than from any other place on Earth?

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Seek's avatar

I suppose the answer is “approximately six months at a time”.

I’m sending this Q to @cazzie. She lives near the arctic circle.

kritiper's avatar

In the spring, the sun rises above the horizon and goes around and around, never setting, never rising above the horizon, like, directly overhead. As summer heads to winter, the sun sets, not to rise again until spring.

msh's avatar

Norway- Midnight Sun looked like any other day…except it lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

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cazzie's avatar

The sun rises and sets differently from the point of view at each latitude. The greater the latitude, the more change to where the sun rises and sets in the horizon and how long it is viable for through the seasons. Maybe I can find a graphic to help demonstrate. (Am I going to regret this?)

wsxwh111's avatar

The height of the sun in the noon and the length of the time when the sun is above horizon is different. Other than that, it’s similar. Rise from the east, set to the west.

flo's avatar

Thank you all. I guess nothing different about the shape of the sun.

Seek's avatar

No… spheres tend to be round from all angles…

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