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What is the Difference between Earth’s Rotation and Revolution? All pages

KOMPAS.com – Earth is always moving. The time difference between regions, changes in seasons, and changes in day and night are evidence that the Earth is always moving.

The movement of the Earth is called the rotation of the Earth and there is what is called the revolution of the Earth. Both have differences and have different effects on life on Earth.

Reporting from the Ministry of Education and Culture’s website, the following is an explanation of the differences in Earth’s rotation and revolution.

Every day, the Sun seems to be moving from east to west. It rises in the east, reaches its highest point during the day, and sinks in the west.

In fact, the Sun doesn’t move. The earth rotates from west to east so that the sun’s daily apparent motion can be seen.

Also read: What Is Earth’s Rotation and Its Impact on Everyday Life?

The time it takes for the Earth to rotate is 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds or usually 24 hours.

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This changing position of the sun causes morning, noon, evening, and night. Likewise, the difference in the heat of the sun that is felt during the morning, afternoon, and evening.

In addition, the Earth’s rotation results in international date boundaries, changes of day and night, compression of the two poles of the Earth, and deflection of wind direction.

Earth’s revolution is an event that the Earth moves around the Sun. The time it takes the Earth for one revolution is 365 days or 1 year.

The Earth’s revolution results in differences in the length of day and night, the annual pseudo motion of the sun, changes in seasons, changes in the appearance of constellations, and leap years.

Also read: What Is It Like to Return to Earth from Outer Space? This Said Astronaut

Some countries experience four seasons in a year, namely spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Meanwhile, countries near the equator, including Indonesia, only have two seasons, namely the summer and the rainy season.

As already mentioned, this seasonal change phenomenon is the result of the Earth’s revolutionary movement.

Another result, the Earth’s revolution and the tilt of the Earth’s axis to the ecliptic plane of 23.5 degrees cause a difference in the length of day and night.

For example, from September 23 to December 22, the days in the northern hemisphere are shorter and the days in the southern hemisphere are longer.


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