Sandburg Center for Sky Awareness
A Fairfax County Public Schools Planetarium
Use the SCSA Shadow Length Calculator
to calculate the length of your shadow:
Shadow Length Calculator
- Measure your height.
- For a specific date and time, determine the apparent Altitude of the Sun. [Set "Tabular Interval" to one
(1) minute.] NEVER look directly at the
Sun--blindness may result! Altitude/Azimuth Table courtesy U.S. Naval
Note: Input fractions as decimals. For example, input
4 ½ as 4.50.
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Me and My Shadow - Making the
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