The Plymouth State Meteorology Program proudly presents ...
Here Comes the Sun:
A Solar/Terrestrial Tutorial
Look up at the sky in the middle of the day on a clear afternoon, and
what's the first thing you notice? The sun, right? If you've ever
wanted to know why the sun is never directly overhead at noon at higher
latitudes, or why all the ice at the North Pole doesn't melt during the
Summer Solstice, or even what a solstice is, you've just found the right
This is a self-guided tutorial on the sun and its effects on the
environment here on Earth. Through this tutorial, you will be able to
see the sun in, if you'll pardon the pun, a different light.
So, be prepared to learn something new on one of the most illuminating
subjects around: The Sun.