Taipei museum unveils map for New Year's sunrise, sunset times globally

12/04/2021 10:28 PM
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Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The Taipei Astronomical Museum on Saturday unveiled an intuitive online map that gives information about the dawn and sunrise times on New Year's day around the world.

Users only have to pinpoint a location on the map to find out the exact time when the sun will rise and set there on Jan. 1, 2022, the museum said, explaining that the times vary depending on the latitude, longitude and geographic altitude of the areas.

Generally, the higher the location, the earlier the sunrise will be visible, the museum said, adding that sunrise can be seen roughly 90 seconds earlier at an altitude of 100 meters above sea level than on a low-lying plain.

For the earliest viewing of the Jan. 1, 2022 sunrise in Taiwan, meanwhile, the prime location will be Po Nan Shan (柏南山) in Hualien County, while Sanxiantai in Taitung County will be the best low-lying area, according to the museum.

The last sunset of 2021 that can be seen at 5:26 p.m. at the earliest on Taiwan proper in Sizihwan, Kaohsiung, while on the outlying islands it will be visible at 5:30 p.m. in Lieyu Township in Kinmen, the museum said.

(By Chen Yi-hsuan and Ko Lin)


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