note: One of our followers said he could see the sun to the north from mid Nebraska in June. So I may have underestimated the sun position. If he can see the sun to the north in June, perhaps more of you in the northern US states will be able to see the sun to the north in June than I thought. This is why your feedback next June will be imperative. I don’t have access to any fancy equipment. All I can do is estimate. Apparently the sun is farther north than the 41 degree N latitude estimate on June 21st. So I hope everyone will measure the sunrise & sunset angles plus the standard time noon shadow & direction. We can be much more accurate with everyone helping.
Here is my original comment with the 41 N estimate. Since we now have someone at 41 N who says they could see the sun to the North in June, that means my numbers are underestimated. So more of you will be able to view the sun to the north in June than I had anticipated. Each number may be several degrees farther north. So we will need feedback from everyone in June. So all the numbers below may be underestimated. Everything below which is highlighted in blue may be under estimated. We need to confirm this in June with everyone’s feedback.
When answering a recent comment, I realized I needed to post this information for everyone since I had not previously mentioned how the recent changes affected your ability to see the sun’s abnormal position since the sun’s position dramatically changed (reverted) in 2015.
Prior to the recent reversion of the sun’s Summer solstice position in 2015, the sun could be seen abnormally to the north on June 21st as far north as Canada. So, basically, everyone in the US could see the sun abnormally rising and setting to our north. It was at its farthest north point in June 2014.
But on June 21st 2015, it reverted to about the
41 degree latitude north which places it about mid Nebraska. This position remained stable in June 21st 2016 as well. I do not know what caused the sun to revert. I do know what caused the axis to shift in the first place. Loss of melting ice at the south pole which is the gyroscopic anchor point balancing our planet and the angle of the axis. Loss of the weight of ice allowed the axis to shift.
However, this had one more effect. Only those who live south of the
41st degree latitude north (or those who live south of Nebraska) can now see the sun to the north. In fact, they really need to be south of Kansas. Being too close to the sun’s latitude will affect your ability to discern its true position. Especially since the sun travels in an arc across the sky.
So, all those people who were once able to see the sun abnormally to the north in June, are no longer able to do so. Basically, you would need to live south of the
35th degree latitude north, in order to see the sun is abnormally to the north. Living in Texas, I’ve always been able to see it to the north since 2004. But now, everyone north of Nebraska or Kansas will not be able to see the sun to the north. It is still abnormal because it should be at the 23.5 degree latitude north which is located in mid Mexico. That is where the original tropic of cancer is located. So we are still off by hundreds of miles. Close to 1000 miles.
But now, the entire northern half of the US, Canada, UK, most of Europe and Russia can no longer see the sun to the north. This is the majority of people who follow this website.
You either have to be south of
Kansas or in southern Spain, northern Africa, northern Arabia and central China and Japan to now see the sun abnormally rising and setting toward the north on June 21st. I’ve also lost most of those who provide measurements in this shift. I don’t know what caused the sun to revert farther south in 2015 but it did improve our situation. We are not currently in danger of the final shift because we are below the tipping point. But not completely, because the sun is still several hundred miles too far north on June 21st and has remained stable through 2016. But all we can do is watch the situation and measure the changes on each summer solstice. June 21st for those of us living in the northern hemisphere and December 21st for those who live in the southern hemisphere.
If you live south of
Kansas, you should be able to see the sun to the north in June (unless we have shifted again). As long as the sun is several hundred miles from its proper location, we will continue to have hotter summers and colder winters and altered weather patterns and Jet Stream position.
The measurements can only be done on the summer solstice. June 21st for most of us… although you can see the abnormal position of the sun for a couple weeks prior and after. But only if you live south of the
35 degree north latitude.
Everyone else who lives north of
Nebraska, Canada, UK, most of Europe and Russia will see the sun south of you on this date as long as the sun remains over mid Nebraska on June 21st. This is a huge change from 2014 when the sun was at its northernmost point… beyond the tipping point up in Canada. Eight months later, the US was hit with the worst severe winter on record as I had warned due to the extreme position of the sun at that time.
The good news is we have been stable since the June 2015 reversion. The bad news is how few people can still see the sun’s abnormal position to keep track of it. So if you run into someone who says they cannot see the sun abnormally to the north in June… find out where they are located. Most of those who once could see the sun to the north are now too far north to see it. In either hemisphere, you need to be between the 23.5 and
35 degree latitude parallels to view the sun too far to the north. The sun is currently around 41 degrees latitude on the summer solstice… unless it changes again.
Also remember, the measurements can only be done on the summer solstice. June 21st for the northern hemisphere and December 21st for the southern hemisphere. It is the only time of year when the sun reaches its furthest points. I will continue to provide the measurements each year as long as I can still see the sun’s abnormal position to the north and able to report it.