Hello where can i find the answer to this question? For a resident on the equator, during what period of the year (month(s)) is the noon sun shining into a north-facing window?
Wouldnt it be from March to October, when the Sun is overhead in the North?
To find the answer to your question, you can follow the following steps:
1. Determine the latitude of the equator, which is 0 degrees.
2. Understand that the position of the sun changes throughout the year due to the tilt of the Earth's axis.
3. Determine the specific angle at which the north-facing window is oriented. For example, let's assume it is a 90-degree angle facing true north.
4. Consider that at the equator, the sun is never directly overhead (90 degrees angle) except during the equinoxes.
5. Research the dates of the equinoxes, which occur twice a year, around March 20th and September 22nd.
6. Analyze the specific angle and orientation of the window to assess when the sun will shine into it. In this case, when the sun is closest to being directly overhead (90-degree angle) during the equinoxes, it will shine into the north-facing window.
Therefore, for a resident on the equator, the noon sun will shine into a north-facing window during the months of March and September, specifically around the dates of the equinoxes.