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Unformatted text preview: position of the Moon with respect to the Sun as seen from the Earth Because of the perturbations of the orbits of the Earth and Moon, the actual time between orbits range from about 29.27 to about 29.83 days. The long-term average duration is 29.530589 days (29 d 12 h 44 min 2.9 s). The Earth orbits around the Sun once every year Year is 326.25 days long – every four years, leap year, adds one day The Earth’s axis is tilted by 23.5º...
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08