# Latitude of given altitude of Sun

From Question #6 of USAAAO First Round 2018

1. (1 point) For the following problem find the range in which the answer lies: on the day of summer solstice, on which geographic latitude is the sun culminating at the angle of +72° 50' north of the equator?
• A. 0° − 15°
• B. 15° − 30°
• C. 30° − 45°
• D. 45° − 60°
• E. 60° − 75°

I have two answers: 41° and 6°, but only one is accepted. No solutions are provided for 2018 and it is an objective question.

• I find the question to be worded awkwardly. I wonder if "north of the equator" should have been written "north of the observer". In other words, the Sun could culminate at 73 degrees (above the horizon) if the observer is at 41 latitude (Sun culminates to the south) or if the observer is at 6 latitude (Sun culminates to the north). I suggest choosing 6 degrees N latitude. – JohnHoltz Dec 3 '19 at 16:58