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The figure-8 representing the equation of time and the variation of the sun's altitude in the sky during the course of a year.
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analemma (s) (noun), analemmas (pl)
1. A scale, found on some sundials and globes, that is shaped like a figure eight and marked to indicate the declination of the sun and to allow the calculation of apparent solar time.
2. Etymology: from Latin analemma, "the pedestal of a sundial" then the sundial itself, from Greek analemma, "to take up, to support"; from analambanein, "to receive, to take up, to restore"; from
ana-, "up" + lambanein, "to take".

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