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Why Do High Tides Happen Both on the Side of the Earth Facing Toward and Away from the Moon?

Question: During new moon, moon is between earth and sun. The spring tide then occurs. The height of high tide is higher. But on right side of image why is water having high tide. As there is no force pulling … Continue reading

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Do We Observe the Sunrise Six Minutes After it Actually Occurs?

Question: We know sunlight takes about 8 min to reach earth. So we see sunrise 8 min later. Also we see sunrise 2 min earlier due to atmospheric refraction. Does it mean that we see sunrise after about 6 min … Continue reading

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Why Are Ocean Tides on Earth Larger During a Full Moon?

Question: If I am correct in assuming that the moon’s apparent waxing and waning are merely the effects of the amount of shadow it is in, and it is always the same size, why are the effects of a full … Continue reading

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Is There a Place Where One Can See Daily Radio Images of the Sun?

Question: Is there a place that posts daily images of the Sun in a radio frequency, perhaps 21 cm, something like SOHO does for shorter wavelengths?  — Donna Answer: Unfortunately, I am not aware of a source for regular radio … Continue reading

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The Relative Timing Between Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Question: I’m working on a thesis for the chronology of the last month of Jesus life. According to NASA, as best I can make out, there was a partial Lunar Eclipse about sunset 6-7PM in Israel the day Jesus died, … Continue reading

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Are the Atoms in the Sun in a Liquid or Gaseous State?

Question: Hi, in the school I had an argument with my friend about the sun. I claimed that the sun is composed of the greatest part of the liquid hydrogen and helium , hydrogen and helium gas turns to liquid … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take the Sun to Orbit the Center of our Galaxy?

Question: How long does it take our sun to complete a full orbit around the super blackhole at the center of the Milky Way?  — Dustin Answer: We can calculate this value by noting that the Sun is about 8 … Continue reading

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Orbital Period of the Sun in the Milky Way Galaxy

Question: I have read that the Sun is about 15.3 kpc from the centre of the Galaxy and moving at about 230 km/s. I have also read that it takes about 200 million years to orbit the Galaxy. But if … Continue reading

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Does the Sun’s Rotation Speed Dictate the Orbital Speed of the Planets?

Question: Are the planets orbiting the sun at the same speed as the sun revolves on its axis? Or are some planets moving slower or faster than the sun spins, of course the position in the solar system dictates how … Continue reading

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Does the Sun’s Rotational Axis Precess?

Question: The earth has the north celestial pole position today near Polaris and has a 25000 year cycle circle.  What is the same for the SUN’s north celestial pole and wobble?  — David Answer: The precession of the Earth’s rotational … Continue reading

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