Solar_rotation_Lab_01-09-10

# Solar_rotation_Lab_01-09-10 - THE PERIOD OF ROTATION OF THE...

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it takes the Sun to rotate through a full 360 degrees? (Hint: What if you were only able to measure how long it takes to rotate through 30 degrees?) Calculating the Sidereal Period of Rotation of the Sun From your Measurements: The value you determine from Earth-based images of the Sun is what is called the synodic period of rotation. This is the apparent rotation period of the Sun as seen from the Earth, not the “true” rotation period of the Sun because the Earth is in motion, orbiting around the Sun from west to east as the Sun rotates. The “true” rotation period of
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## This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ASTR 114 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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