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Subject: Why sunsets in tropical countries are quicker?

Date: Sat Jan 15 18:42:22 2000
Posted by Tomasz Boniecki
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: Loyola Unv.
City: Chicago State/Province: il Country: usa
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 947983342.As

The sun sets very quickly near the equador, there is almost no twilight. I 
thought that it's because Earth rotates quicker there, my father argues that 
it's because of the Earth's curvature - sun shines more perpendicularly 
there. Who is right if any?

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