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Picture the sun same time every day of the year...What do you get?

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posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 07:42 AM
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Explanation: If you took a picture of the Sun at the same time each day, would it remain in the same position? The answer is no, and the shape traced out by the Sun over the course of a year is called an analemma. The Sun's apparent shift is caused by the Earth's motion around the Sun when combined with the tilt of the Earth's rotation axis. The Sun will appear at its highest point of the analemma during summer and at its lowest during winter. Analemmas created from different Earth latitudes would appear at least slightly different, as well as analemmas created at a different time each day. The analemma pictured to the left was built up by Sun photographs taken from 1998 August through 1999 August from Ukraine. The foreground picture from the same location was taken during the early evening in 1999 July.



I thought this was kinda cool to share (if it hasn't yet)

Can anyone see an infinity symbol? or is it just me?

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[edit on 3/5/2007 by a1ex]



Dae

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 07:50 AM
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Thats absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing that.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:01 AM
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I definitely see it. That's fascinating! I'm interested to hear other people's opinions on this as well.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:26 AM
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Excellent, thanks for that. heres another I found.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 10:30 AM
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Now I wonder if any ancient civilization actually observed this before? is there any infinity symbol recorded on paper or stone way back in taime?



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 12:32 PM
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i looked at the 1 year time lapsed travel of the Sun,

interesting, but, my noonday sun is surely higher on the horizon
than those just above the mountain the picture shows.

this series of images, cannot possibly show the suns location
at the same time of day, over the course of a year...even in Ukraine

i can't wrap my brain around the problem, but the 'source' text is
giving the reader a wrong impression, imho.
the photos are pointing at the same infinite point in space
but isn't taking snapshots of the suns location at the same time of day;
if you get what i mean...
i could be wrong, but i don't think so

also the infinity symbol is exactly symmetrical & exactly horizontal
the image shown looks like a stretched out figure '8' or 'snowman' on a 30degree tilt.

interesting thoughts arise from this observation in nature

i think that sundials were adjusted for that function of the Sun,
and sumerian, egyptian, mayan glyphs & such should be relooked at
with this figure in mind...who knows if a new deciphering might lead to
revisions??



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
... also the infinity symbol is exactly symmetrical & exactly horizontal
the image shown looks like a stretched out figure '8' or 'snowman' on a 30degree tilt.


I'm thinking that if you did that at the equator it would be a perfect infinity symbol (or figure 8 if you prefer)

The extent of tilt and distortion observed would depend on your latitude no?
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[edit on 3/5/2007 by Gools]



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 01:34 PM
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Seen it before in text books, pictures and the same explanation. So no reason to ponder too much over this... except agreeing, its pretty to look at


Also goes to show that patience is a virtue.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:05 PM
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From wiki at:
en.wikipedia.org...

We have:
"The precise origins of the infinity symbol ∞ are unclear. "



I think we could come up with a theory that the infinity symbol originated from early observation of our Sun's position over a year.....

think it could hold any water?



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by bicnarok
Excellent, thanks for that. heres another I found.


that is a nice one!
thanks for sharing!



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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That is the single coolest thing I have learned this year. I thought most of life's surprises were behind me. Thank you for sharing.

btw this here is a link to a cool project for plotting the analemma.

[edit on 5/3/07 by shadow watcher]



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:39 PM
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Look at this 1860 sundial at Trois-Rivieres Quebec Canada:



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posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Gools

Originally posted by St Udio
... also the infinity symbol is exactly symmetrical & exactly horizontal
the image shown looks like a stretched out figure '8' or 'snowman' on a 30degree tilt.


I'm thinking that if you did that at the equator it would be a perfect infinity symbol (or figure 8 if you prefer)

The extent of tilt and distortion observed would depend on your latitude no?
.

[edit on 3/5/2007 by Gools]



I dont know i tried a google images search by kewords analema and equator but so far nothing..will keepp on looking



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:58 PM
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ANALEMMA (2Ms) has a load of google hits.


[edit on 5/3/07 by shadow watcher]



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 09:14 PM
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Here is an analemma from the surface of Mars:





posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
i looked at the 1 year time lapsed travel of the Sun,

interesting, but, my noonday sun is surely higher on the horizon
than those just above the mountain the picture shows.



I'm not sure if I understand what you are trying to say, but I think these are images of the sun around dawn or dusk toward the horizon.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 11:07 PM
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EVERY day of the year? I don't see 365 suns. What am I missing?



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by a1ex
From wiki
We have:
"The precise origins of the infinity symbol ∞ are unclear. "


alex,
Although the origins of the lazy eight symbol are unclear the symbol can be compared to some mid evil symbols. The symbol has also been used in botany to represent a large number of stamens, or petals. It has also been used with other symbols for a double infinity.

[edit on 5-3-2007 by RedGolem]



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 11:42 PM
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thanks for this great post! very cool.



posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:01 AM
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A genius by the name of Edward Leedskalnin who claims to know the secret of the universe, and the secret of the pyrimids, and built a castle by himself using 30+ ton blocks, and also created a free energy alternating current generator, also created this sundial out of coral rock at his castle. This sundial is unique, and he claims it proves that modern day astronomy is incorrect.

Here is a picture of his sundail which also can tell the time of day.




You can read more about him at coralcastle.com or just google his name.

There are many many storys about this legend.



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