Velocity Of The Sun
Name: William H.
Date: Prior to 1993
What is the velocity of the sun?
I am not quite sure what you mean by "the sun's velocity." The
sun rotates on its axis; a point on its equator makes one rotation in about 25
Earth days, while near the poles it requires about 31 Earth days. So a point
on the sun's equator travels at about 4500 miles/hr. (By contrast, a point on
the Earth's equator travels at about 1000 miles/hour). Additionally, the sun
(and the solar system) is revolving about the center of the Milky Way at about
150 miles per *second* (that is over a half-million miles/hour!)
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