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An interesting point about this is that on midsummer day the sun rises diametrically opposite the point where it sets at the winter solstice, and sets diametrically opposite the point where the sun rises on the winter solstice.
Is it exactly east and west, or a few degrees eather side? Is it slightly different each day?
Techmind - that's not strictly accurate. I used to live in Uganda and had the equator running through my back garden. As the sun's zenith travels from the tropic of Cancer to the tropic of Capricorn and back again, that means there are 2 longest days - once when the sun crosses the equator heading north, and the other as it crosses the equator heading south again.it is barely noticeable and is at its most pronounced on the equator.