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Thread: Open Rails Light Source Error

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    Hi All,

    I noticed this way back in thr MSTS days and it's still a problem in Open Rails after all these years. I took this screen shot this morning to illustrate the problem. My RDC is heading almost east, about 96 degrees. It's 6:30ish in the morning. The train's shadow and the shadow of everything around it is being cast to the south west of the train, so the light source has to be in the north east. Nova Scotia is near the 49th parallel, so how could the sun be rising from the Northeast?



    Paul :-)

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    Sunrise in summer is in NE?

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    Sorry, that's where the sun sises in Open Rails so it must be true!

    Paul :-)

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    Someone on ET posted a link to Sun Calc that shows the daylight for any location or time of year in the world, interesting.

    suncalc.org

    Paul :-)

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    Been following this light thing and found this: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/canada/halifax
    It may be a bit later for Kentville

    Sunrise today 5:56 @ 65deg
    Sunset *:25 @ 295 deg.

    For me it is: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/portland-me give or take a minute or two.
    Russ G

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    The more northerly you go, the more northerly the sun rises towards midsummer. Remember that the 'midnight sun' at midsummer above the polar circle stands in the north.

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    Rob Roeterdink

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