you'll need to know the angle of the sun where you live.

**: the lines drawn here are meant to indicate the maximum altitude of the sun (noon) on the summer solstice and the winter solstice.**

*Clarification***Step 1**: calculate the maximum altitude of the sun (noon) on the equinox(es), i.e. the dotted line in the illustration above.

What is your LATITUDE? (

*We'll use 40 degrees for our example*)

Subtract your latitude from 90 degrees. 90 - 40 = 50 degrees at noon on the equinox.

**Step 2**: calculate the maximum altitude (noon) for the summer & winter solstices by adding/subtracting 23.5 degrees respectively.

50 + 23.5 = 73.5 degrees on the summer solstice

50 - 23.5 = 26.5 degrees on the winter solstice

**A final note**: since the solstice numbers are EXTREMES, consider using angles that are a bit less extreme like 70 and 30.

Cheers,

ally

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