If you prefer to view the applets offline, you can download them. Just unzip astro-applets.zip, and open astro-applets.html in your browser.
If you can't run this applet properly, please download the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at http://java.sun.com/j2se/.
This applet was made together with Tey Meng Khoon and Frederick H. Willeboordse of CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Applications) for the course Heavenly Mathematics: Cultural Astronomy.
I have recorded a video clip that explains this applet. It's available in several formats.
If you can't get any sound in the QuickTime file, you may need to download the latest version of QuickTime.
This Java applet shows the motion of the Sun as seen from the Earth at different times of the year. It is similar to “The Apparent Motion of the Sun at Different Latitudes” applet, but here we have frozen certain specific times to make it easier to see what happens.
The equinoxes and solstices do not always fall on the 21st of the month. The exact times varies from year to year.