EXERCISE 30 — LATITUDE BY MERIDIAN ALTITUDE SUN (Numerical Solution)

  1. On21st Jan 2008 AM, in DR 24˚ 36.0’ S 110˚ 20.0’ W,the sextant altitude of the Suns’sLL was 85˚ 03.5’. If IE was 1.6’ off the arc and HE was 10m, find the latitude and state the direction of the PL (LOP).

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  1. On 1st Sept 2008, in DR equator 50˚ 27.0’ E, the sextant meridian altitude of the sun’s UL was 82˚ 10.4’. If IE was 2.4’ on the arc and HE was 17m, required the latitude and the PL (LOP).

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  1. ON 1st May 2008, in DR longitude 179˚ 58.0’ E, the observed altitude of the sun’s LL on the meridian was 64˚ 35.9’ South of the observer. If HE was 15m, find the latitude and the PL.

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  1. ON 14th Sept 2008, in DR longitude 116˚ 27.0’ W, the sextant meridian altitude of the sun’s UL North of the observer was 70˚ 29.8’. If IE was 3.2’ off the arc and HE was 12m, find the latitude and state the direction of the PL (LOP).

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