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Two Naval Officers Shooting Sun
Two Naval Officers Shooting Sun
McClelland Barclay
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Original work: Oil on Canvas
Original size: 18 by 19.5 inches

The junior officer on the right is using a sextant to take a navigational reading, a task referred to aboard ship as "shooting the sun." Before the days of global positioning, sailors used a sextant to measure the angle between the horizon and the noontime sun and thereby help determine latitude.

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