Almanac Locations
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This page shows a graph of temperature throughout the year for various locations. For some of these locations, it also shows the arc of the sun at various dates through the first half of the year (the second half traces the same path in the sky).

The locations are along three axes: due east from the center (the 0 degree arc), northeast from the center (45 degrees) and due north from the center (90 degrees). On each axis, positions at 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2400 and 2800 miles are shown as shown in the diagram to the right (click on image to enlarge).

Due East: 0 Degree Axis

500 Miles 1000 Miles 1500 Miles 2000 Miles 2400 Miles 2800 Miles
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Along the east axis, near the center the cold-hot cycle is roughly sinusoidal but as one progresses farther from the center, the temperature highs get higher but fall off more quickly until near the edge at 2800 miles from the center, it is scroching hot for a a month but cold the rest of the year.

Due North: 90 Degree Axis

500 Miles 1000 Miles 1500 Miles 2000 Miles 2400 Miles 2800 Miles
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Progressing due north the temperature cycle remains constant but the magnitude of the highs increase until, near the edge it is again scorching.

Northeast: 45 Degree Axis

500 Miles 1000 Miles 1500 Miles 2000 Miles 2400 Miles 2800 Miles
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As might be expected, the northeast axis is a blend of the east and north axeses, but more similar to the east axis than the north axis.

The Horizon a little north of center (500 miles north of world center)

These horizon plots below show the path of the sun on the 12th day of the 12 months of the year for a point on the north axis but near the center.

Alance 12 Tross 12 Marst 12 Tonel 12 Irince 12 Chana 12
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Alanby 12 Trossby 12 Marssby 12 Tonelby 12 Irinby 12 Chanby 12
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Near the World Rim, Due North (2800 miles north of center)

The next plots just show the first 6 months of the year since the last six months are similar. Here except when the sun is very low in the sky at year end and year middle, it is always hot. When the sun rises in the north it is hot in the morning as the sun starts close and over head, then cools as the sun gets very distant. When the sun rises in the south the second half of the year, the pattern reverses with a cool morning and a hot evening.

Alance 12 Tross 12 Marst 12 Tonel 12 Irince 12 Chana 12
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Near the World Rim, Due East (2800 miles east of center)

Note that the hottest day at the rim, due east, occurs early in the year when the sun, while low in the sky is just over the mountains and therefore large and hot. The rest of the year the sun is distant and/or low so these days are cold. This region has a very hot month that melts any snow (and prevents glaciers forming here) but otherwise is frigid.

Alance 12 Tross 12 Marst 12 Tonel 12 Irince 12 Chana 12
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