In what direction does the sun set?
If you answered the West – duh! I mean more accurately!
I made the following claim:
If you are located further South than the Tropic of Capricorn, then the Sun will never be directly overhead, and furthermore will only appear in the Northern half of the sky.
I predicted that – this far South – the Sun would always set somewhat North of due West.
My father didn’t use logic or astronomical facts. He just pointed out the sun was setting on the southerly side of a road that was heading due West.
Bloody experimentalists ruin perfectly good theories.
Now, I am waving my fists in the air – not in anger, but as representations of the Sun and the Earth – trying to understand how the Sun, directly above a more Northerly latitude, could appear to set relatively South in late December.