Patio Shade

In: Humor

16 Jul 2010

This diagram illustrates a design problem I’ve wondered about for many years.

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2 Responses to Patio Shade

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David

July 17th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

True, but that’s why some fancy umbrellas have a joint in the pole so you can tilt them in the direction of the sun.

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Charles Roig

July 19th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

A perfect solution. In order to have the shadow as far away as the diagram indicates, the sun would have to be at a winter angle. If you are sitting at the table when it’s 22 degrees fahrenheit, you’ll want to have direct sunlight. I have a straight-up umbrella and I’ve never had the shadow at that distance in the summer; must be up about 35 feet.

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