Apologies for the Winter solstice sunset photo, pretty boring, but it was cloudy this week and I had to work late so it was taken from work around 5.10 pm a few days later near my desk.
Some boring statistics above.
I wheeled out the bike into the sun which is right on winter solstice time. 11-30am 21st June 2021. I’m not too worried about the sun this time of year. In the summer I totally respect its human flesh frying potential.
That’s a long shadow for the middle of the day, longer than I am high. Which gives me an idea.
Some calculations. Perth’s latitude is 32 degrees, same as Savannah USA and the Earths tilt is 23 deg. 44 min.
A very rough measurement.
Phew..there are some theorists, some might say conspiracy theorists, that believe the Earth is flat and Australia is a mythical place invented by one world government and paid actors in Hollywood are fooling us. Could I be a Bernard Truman (from the Truman Show) who is the only one not in on it. Thankfully with my calculations and the fact I almost froze my ears off yesterday morning in sub-zero temperatures whilst you Northern Hemisphere-ites are sweltering. I’m 99.99994% sure the world is round.