Neal Stephenson Out-Takes by MatthewsP

Question 5

On the cover of the book referenced in Question 4, Stephenson's name obscures a curve which is an example of the "lemniscate of Bernoulli." This shape is generated by deviations in the position of the sun in the sky throughout the year from a fixed point on the earth's surface and at a fixed time of day. *What name* is given to this curve when it is generated by the position of the sun?

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