LOOKING INTO SPACE
- The Earth rotates WEST-EAST once every 24 HOURS.
- Stars appear to move EAST-WEST across the sky every 23 HOURS 56 MINUTES.
- The Sun, planet and moon also appear to move EAST-WEST across the sky.
- The sun appears to do the above once every 24 HOURS.
THE EARTH AND THE SUN
- A SIDEREAL DAY is the time it takes the Earth to rotate 360 degrees on it's axis. This is four minutes shorter than a solar day, 23 HOURS 56 MINUTES.
- A SOLAR DAY is the time…