The Sun Reaches Its Maximum Angular Distance from the Equator at the - Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

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The Sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the

Options

  • zenith

  • solstice

  • equinox

  • noontime

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Solution

The Sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the solstice

Explanation:

For an observer on the North Pole, the sun reaches the highest position in the sky once a year in June.  The day this occurs is called the June solstice day.  Similarly, for an observer on the South Pole, the sun reaches the highest position on December solstice day. When it is the summer solstice at one Pole, it is the winter solstice on the other. The sun's westerly motion never ceases as the Earth is continually in rotation. However, the sun's motion in declination comes to a stop at the moment of solstice. In that sense, solstice means "sun-standing".

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