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Astronomy, as part of the Glencoe technology 15-Book sequence, presents scholars with exact and finished insurance of the sunlight process and past. The robust content material assurance integrates quite a lot of hands-on stories, critical-thinking possibilities, and real-world purposes. The modular strategy helps you to mix'n'match books to satisfy your curricula.
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Earth continues to spin, making it seem as if the Sun moves across the sky until it sets at night. During night, your area of Earth has rotated so that it is facing away from the Sun. Because of this, the Sun is no longer visible to you. Earth continues to rotate steadily, and eventually the Sun comes into view again the next morning. One complete rotation takes about 24 h, or one day. How many rotations does Earth complete during one year? As you can infer from Table 1, it completes about 365 rotations during its one-year journey around the Sun.