Meteorology and Weather
What season does the sun cast the shortest shadow?
Why is a shadow at it's shortest when the Sun is directly above you?
Asked in Astronomy, Earth Sciences
During which season does the sun cast the longest shadow at solar noon?
Asked in Physics
When does the shadow of and object is the longest and shortest?
Asked in Science, Planetary Science, The Moon
How does the sun's position in the sky change the length and position of shadows?
Asked in Stars
When is your sun shadow the shortest?
When are shadows shortest how is it that they change over the day why?
Asked in Meteorology and Weather
What season has the longest shadows and why?
Summer would probably have the the shortest shadow because the sun is right over us and winter would have the longest because the sun isn't right over us. The length of the shadow really doesn't depend on the seasons. It is really about where the sun is in the sky. But in order for there to be an actual shadow, the sun must be visible. So in summer you would find the most shadows but not the longest. You can get a long shadow in any season as long as the sun shines.
Asked in Environmental Issues, Calendar
What day of the year is your shadow the shortest?
The day when your shadow is the shortest depends on where you are on the Earth. * In the northern hemisphere it is when the sun is the highest in the sky. The day of the Summer Solstice * .In the southern hemisphere it is when the sun is the highest in the sky. The day of the Winter Solstice. * At the equator the sun is directly overhead and your shadow is at its minimum at each of the equinoxes
Asked in The Moon
How does the position of the sun in the sky relate to the length of the shadow cast by an object?
The position of the sun relates to the length of the shadow cast by an object because, when the sun is above the object there is no shadow yet, when the sun is say to the east of the object a shadow is cast towards the west, the farther the sun for example east the longer the shadow will be towards the west.