Position of the Sun
June 21 Summer Solstice
The Sun should be directly over the Tropic of Cancer on this date. The normal Tropic of Cancer runs across central Mexico. The Sun should never be any farther north than the Tropic of cancer. The center satellite image below shows the northerly 26 degree angle of the Sunrise and sunset from North Central Texas. The two photos show a perspective of the suns position depicted as indicated on the satellite image. This is indicative that the tropic of cancer has moved to the north of Central Mexico & is now located near the state of Maine and across the Dakotas.
I have taken photos and checked for changes every year since I first noticed the problem, so these 2007 solar angle findings still apply.
Between April and July 2007, a tropical rain system was spinning over the Midwest like a giant, landlocked Hurricane dumping a daily deluge of tropical rains. This is not normal weather for dry, hot Texas. Floods are ravaging the entire globe. Between April and July 2007, North and Central Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Great Britain, Pakistan and India have all been besieged with massive flooding. These were referred to as the 500 year floods. In the following years, the weather patterns were constantly shifting weekly from cold to hot to cold to hot, etc.
|View of Sunset Angle 7-1-07 northwest at 26 degree angle||
26 degree northern angles of Sunrise and sunset North central Texas 6-21-07
|View of Sunrise angle 6-21-07 Northeast at 26 degree angle|
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You can verify the angle of the sun for yourself. Look at the position of the sunrise and sunset as the sun is still partially behind the horizon (not above). It should never set or rise to the north of the Tropic of Cancer which officially runs horizontally around the globe through Mexico at midpoint. From North Central Texas, on June 21, 2005, the sun was rising in the northeast and setting in the northwest at a northerly 26 degree angle. The sun should never be north of Texas at anytime. As we move farther past the summer solstice, the angle will naturally decrease, but this is a normal seasonal change and it does not mean the axis tilt has not increased.
The angle of the sunrise and sunset will vary depending on the latitude coordinates from where you are viewing the sun. Note or photograph the exact positions where the sun rises and sets behind the horizon. The angles must be noted by viewing from a single point on the north side of your home (see image example above). Use the numbers on a clock to measure the angles. 12 is north, 6 south, 3 East, 9 West.
Use Google Earth to get a satellite overview of your location. This will give you the compass true north direction and your latitude & longitude coordinates. You can also use the satellite image to draw a line to the locations on the horizon to see the angle of the sun from your location.
Note that the angles will begin to decrease each day past the summer solstice on June 21st which will be the farthest northern point of the sun. But it should never be setting to the north of Central Mexico at any time because the sun is at its highest point over Mexico on June 21st. But that is no longer the case since the earth's axis has shifted. It is now setting north of Texas.