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Neil deGrasse Tyson
.: Does the Sun set in the same spot all the time? // No. Only for the equator people, where it sets due-west daily.
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Suribot | WMC 12 Sep 12
If that were the case, wouldn't the tilted axis of the Earth also alter where it sets on the equator? Or am I missing something?
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Clarke Barry™ © ® 12 Sep 12
To which I say, what a fraking bore that must be ... yet splendid for sundials :)
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Nicholas Slayton 12 Sep 12
Even on solstices?
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Foodmancing 12 Sep 12
Death by Black Hole taught me that!
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John Brotherton 12 Sep 12
I read that chapter today during my lunch!
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David Dusek 12 Sep 12
Due West daily of just on the equinoxes?
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⚡️Francisco⚡️ 12 Sep 12
hey! loved your appearance on Radiolab! short but fun and interesting
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Bon:dles. 12 Sep 12
Really? Wouldn't it set, say, West-North-Westish at June solstice?
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326 Bureau Chief 12 Sep 12
: but the Sun, relative to Earth, doesn't do anything. It's the Sun's world. We just live in it.
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Lego Halfastro 12 Sep 12
The Sun sets due west daily on the equator,but the angle at which it approaches the horizon changes throughout the year
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Andrew 12 Sep 12
It won't set due west at the equator, except at the equinoxes.
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Mookychew 12 Sep 12
but it only sets when its sleepy right? !!
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Foodmancing 12 Sep 12
I'm still mad at the Doc for not doing the audiobook, that being said it is a great intro book
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Josh Timlin 12 Sep 12
. Neil, correct me if I'm wrong, but this simulation suggests otherwise about equatorial sunsets.
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Bob Dunkin 12 Sep 12
Hey, if a planet gets sucked into a 10 - 20km diameter blackhole...does it plug the hole??
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Daniel Fischer 12 Sep 12
On my planet at the equator the sunset point moves around the horizon by 46° over the year. Due west only at equinoxes.
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Scot Valentine 12 Sep 12
Please settle an office bet. I say terraforming Mars will not work due to radiation thru thin atmosphere. Am I right?
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Alessandro Abate 12 Sep 12
Doesn't the sun travel between the north & south solstice even at the equator? The movement is smaller, but its still there.
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