Changes in the Sun
Changes to the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
The points at which the sun is directly overhead during the Summer & Winter solstices.
|Normal Axis tilt 23.5 degrees||Current Axis Tilt & new Tropic lines|
Based on the current position of the sun at the point where it rises and sets behind the horizon, the current angle indicates the original 23.5 degree axis tilt has shifted the sun 1200 miles farther north (aprox). This means we are 1200 miles further south in the summer and 1200 miles further north in the winter. This is why we are experiencing hotter summers and colder winters.
This change in tilt has resulted in moving the Tropic of Cancer from central Mexico to about the border between California and Oregon and across the Dakotas (aprox). It has begun to wreak havoc upon the global weather patterns.
The sun should never be north of the Tropic of Cancer nor south of the Tropic of Capricorn. So, if you live north of Central Mexico, the sun should never rise or set to the north of those latitudes. But it is now rising and setting north of Texas and the sun has been shining in the north windows at sunrise and sunset. This is best viewed only at the point where the sun is rising or setting behind the horizon. Once above the horizon, it will distort your perception. This angle will decrease each day as we move away from June 21st as the Earth's orbit takes us toward the Winter Solstice where the sun will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in South America. But it will be even farther to the south for us than it has in the past because the tilt has also affected the position of the Tropic of Capricorn as well. This will make our winters much colder. It will be the same effect for the southern hemisphere as well. The rare snowstorm in Argentina in July was the first snow they have seen since 1918.
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 central Mexico at midpoint. From north central Texas, on June 21st since I began measuring in 2007, 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 into autumn and winter, 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 and the time of year. 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. Use clock positions as a reference. 12 north, 6 south, 3 East, 9 West. Looking due north (not magnetic north) determine where on the clock the sun is rising at the point where it is in contact with the flat horizon. And where it is setting when it is in contact with the horizon. This only works for a flat horizon. Hills and mountains will alter these results since the sun crosses the sky in a curved pattern. This is why the measurements must be done while the sun is in contact with the horizon. Even a single flat horizon measurement will help if one side of your view is obstructed.
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 using landmarks to see the angle of the sun from your location. Example shown below.
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