|Example: At what azimuth (degrees from True North) will the sun rise on the Summer Solstice at my home with a level horizon?||Example: I am in a new stone ring at 40 degrees north latitude, and there is a notch in the hills at an azimuth of 120 Degrees with an angle of elevation to the bottom of the notch of 4 degrees.|
|On what day(s) of the year will the sun rise or set there?|
The answer is rounded to the nearest 1/100 of a degree.
Because of rounding errors and uncertainty with the date of the Solstices, the date(s) given are accurate to within a day on either side.*
*Because of the very small changes in azimuth around the Solstices, solstice azimi are accurate for several days on either side of the solstice.
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