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originally posted by: Arken
Another anomaly nearby the Rover, on Sol 753. ... casting a long shadow, even though the sun is almost perpendicular.
I think the shadow is consistent with the others in the image.
Consider the following:
Point 'A' is the highest point of the particular 'bulb' shape.
Point 'B' is the corresponding shadow point.
Points 'C' and 'D' are similar reference points close the object in question.
Assuming the ground is flat and at the same level in both areas, the shadows should cast at the same angle, which they do (at ~ 49°). This means that the sun is not 'almost perpendicular', but rather at a place 41° from the zenith (90° - 49° = 41°).edit on 9/20/2014 by Shadoefax because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Arken
I'm sure Phage will put us right soon,so we don't all run around screaming.
So I shouldn't worry.