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Whether you build in a sunny climate where shading is a high priority, or in cloudy areas where every ray of sun in the winter is a precious gift, designing with the sun in mind can make a routine house come to life. To design with the sun in mind, you first need to familiarize yourself with the sun's location throughout the year. Finding the Sun on Site I have included a chart, below, that defines where the sun is at various latitudes (from 38° to 46° north), at various times of day, on key dates. To apply this information at the site, you need two things: a compass, and a way of figuring angles from