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Did you know? - The Sun

December 9, 2017

This is the first post in a monthly series of astronomy facts and definitions which I find interesting and helpful to know.                                               

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUN

 

Because of the speed the Sun moves at, solar eclipses can last at most 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

 

From Earth only 59% of the Moon is visible.

 

The Sun takes 225 million years to revolve around the centre of the Milky Way. This is known as a Cosmic Year.

 

Left: Photograph of solar eclipse partial phase 2017, copyright Toner Stevenson

 

 

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