Solar day vs. Sidereal day

astronomy simulation


sidereal day simulation
solar vs sidereal days
Instructions: Adjust the time slider to make the earth rotate and move around the sun. Note how it take a little longer for the earth to see the sun in the same place.
Explanation: Solar vs. Sidereal time depends on which object we are referencing, the sun or the fixed stars.

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Stand alone sim

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