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  1. Jun 07,  · The yellow slider controls the length of your shadows. This is the slider under the graphic with the sun and moons and stars. It’s the time of day, which controls the arc of the sun or moon in the sky. The higher it is in the sky, the shorter your shadows–not much of a shadow at noon; the lower the sun is in the sky, the longer your shadows.
  2. May 07,  · Morning, mid-day, and late afternoon and/or early evening are great times of day to trace shadows for these outdoor science experiments. Think of mealtimes as your cue to trace shadows, or set an alarm to go off. We did our shadow tracings every two hours at am, am, pm, pm, and pm.
  3. Aug 21,  · Time Lapse video of the sun's shadow on August 21, I've been wanting to do this for years but never had the proper equipment. This is my first attempt and I'm really happy with how it came out.
  4. The length and direction of shadows observed several times during one day. The duration of daylight throughout the year, as determined by sunrise and sunset times. Presence or absence of selected stars and/or groups of stars that are visible in the night sky at different times of the year.
  5. Apr 25,  · When the cat is directly below the lamp post at Point X, the distance between the lamp post and the cat is the shortest. Thus, the length of the shadow will also be the shortest. This is because light rays from the lamp post is only falling just above the cat, and the cat is blocking the SMALLEST area of light from the lamp post. Diagram 3.
  6. The length of the shadow (on a flat, horizontal floor) depends on the height of the Sun. If the Sun is higher in the sky, the shadow will become shorter. what causes shadow length?

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