Geography

Question

Which motion occurs at a rate of approximately one degree per day?

2 Answer

  • The Earth revolving around the Sun moves at only 1 degree per day


  • -- If you go outside at the same time every night and look at
    some familiar stars, you'll see each of them them move westward
    at almost exactly 1 degree per night.

    -- The reason for that apparent motion is the real motion of the
    Earth in its orbit around the sun, at almost exactly 1 degree in
    every 24 hours.

    (average during a whole year isĀ  0.9856 degreeĀ  per day.)

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