"The Moon of The Short Shadows"

Scheduled air date: 1997 Dec 08-14


The Sun traces a high path, and the Moon a low path during Summertime...


...but they trade places during Wintertime (shown for 40 latitude).

Because the Full Moon near Winter Solstice is highest in the night sky, it casts the shortest shadows of all year.

 

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