7:44 am Science

￼how long is 1 hour In Space On Earth?

This is because the speed of light (186,000 miles per second) is the same for both locations. So if it takes 1 hour for light to travel from your location to the Sun and back again, then it will take 1 day for the Sun to appear to move through one full rotation around Earth.

To explain this further, imagine you’re standing on Earth’s equator and you’re looking at the Sun. You’ll see it rise in the east, move across the sky until it sets in the west and then remain stationary above your head until it rises again. The Sun will take 24 hours to make one complete rotation around Earth’s axis.

Now imagine being one million miles away from Earth’s surface and looking at the same position on its surface where you just were standing. If we’re talking about one million miles up there in space then any object that’s closer than one million miles (such as a planet or moon) will look smaller than it does when viewed from Earth but otherwise things look pretty much exactly like they did when you were down here on terra firma!

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