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#58 - The US has 77 universities in the world's top 200. That's a lo… 03/15/2014 on Re-education 0
#14 - So you're saying it can only be seen for one minute a year and…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/12/2013 on 11:11 11/11 +5
User avatar #23 - retentions (11/12/2013) [-]
photo editing software can edit out tourists. how do you think they get stock photos of monuments that always have people visiting them in the middle of the day.
#86 - Heh, you guys... If we're talking about how dark a place feels… 09/19/2013 on Summer in Finland 0
#20 - Every single spot on earth has the same amount of sunlight! Wh…  [+] (11 new replies) 09/18/2013 on Summer in Finland +7
#29 - iridium (09/18/2013) [-]
Apparently you've never been to Seattle.
User avatar #28 - guidedhand (09/18/2013) [-]
so does that explain why the equators are hot? ahhk thxz
#31 - iridium (09/18/2013) [-]
It's kind of simple. The people at the equator will never see the sun at anything more than a 23.5* angle away from directly above them. But when you get to the arctic circle, the sun will always be at least 43* away from being directly above them, and on the winter solstice it won't get any sunlight. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Seasons.svg < This image does a pretty good job of illustrating how a higher angle away from the equator and tropics of Capricorn and Cancer indicates reduced amounts of sunlight. So year round, at the equator the sun will average 11.5* away from overhead, and at the Arctic Circle it will average 67.5*.

That said, latitude alone doesn't determine climate or temperature. England has a very mild climate compared to a place like Wisconsin despite Wisconsin being 10 degrees south of the UK. It's a pretty general indicator, but there are places on the equator that actually get snow because of elevation. Also the atmosphere retains a fair amount of the heat and cold in the air, which is why nights aren't always the same temperature year round and why summers don't melt the ice caps every year.
User avatar #45 - guidedhand (09/18/2013) [-]
i was making a sarcastic remark but thanks for teh info anyways haha
User avatar #32 - iridium (09/18/2013) [-]
Or rather not amount of sunlight but the density of the heat-providing rays.
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User avatar #27 - YoursTruley (09/18/2013) [-]
YAAAAAY you are wrong.
#72 - carrotpotato (09/18/2013) [-]
Yeah. They don't get the same amount of sunlight but they do get the same time of sunlight. In the exact geometrical south and north pole there is 6 months of sun then 6 months of dark. In the equator it's half of each day for both.
User avatar #84 - YoursTruley (09/19/2013) [-]
i know hence why i said he was wrong...he said amount, not time.
#86 - mjoy (09/19/2013) [-]
Heh, you guys... If we're talking about how dark a place feels to humans, I think sun-hours is a good measure.

But if you want to get sciency, fine. Our eyes perceive light on a logarithmic scale. That said, to calculate how "dark" a place is, you'd have to calculate the sun's normal intensity, take the logarithm and integrate over a year. While the average daily sun-hours actually vary from 3.1 at the poles to 7.7 at the equator (taking the sun's angle of incidence into account), the perceived "brightness" only changes by a factor of 1.08. Helsinki, at 60°10'N is only 1.4% "darker" than the equator, not something a human could easily notice.

Related: I spent a semester in Trondheim and while the winter was a bit depressing, the summer kicked ass!
#22 - kosicandavid (09/18/2013) [-]
I' m sitting here for hour but this is the funniest thing I have read on this site for now
#20 - It's simple, actually: the exponent is how often you multiply … 09/13/2013 on I love smbc 0
#69 - Comment deleted 12/04/2012 on Science -2
#268 - Yay! You got the jist of it. Except c = 3e8 m/s and Joules do …  [+] (1 new reply) 12/04/2012 on Facts 0
User avatar #451 - andalitemadness (12/05/2012) [-]
Sorry, yeah the 8*10^8 thing was a typo, I meant to say 3
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