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« Reply #4140 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 08:53am »

Awesome pic, Lils!! Sounds like a fun time.
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« Reply #4141 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 11:41am »

on Jun 14th, 2016, 08:30am, Lily wrote:
Nobody in my life could understand why this was such a big deal to me, wanted to share where people may at least understand.

I did get three comments...including yours undecided

I should have signed my comment - "Miserable Git".
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« Reply #4142 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 12:19pm »

on Jun 14th, 2016, 11:41am, HENRY wrote:
I should have signed my comment - "Miserable Git".


No need to state the obvious! wink
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« Reply #4143 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 1:58pm »

on Jun 14th, 2016, 12:19pm, ericm wrote:
No need to state the obvious! wink


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« Reply #4144 on: Jul 23rd, 2016, 2:07pm »

Donald Trump's near-constant aggressiveness towards Hillary Clinton is unlike anything I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever known a more extreme and nastily bitter contemporary politician.
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« Reply #4145 on: Jul 23rd, 2016, 8:33pm »

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« Reply #4146 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 10:51am »

Today I found out that our Sun isn't stationary in the sky - it, like everything else in the universe, is moving as well, just really, really slowly due to its monstrous size. Until now I assumed the Sun was completely still, hovering in one spot.
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« Reply #4147 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 12:17pm »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 10:51am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Today I found out that our Sun isn't stationary in the sky - it, like everything else in the universe, is moving as well, just really, really slowly due to its monstrous size. Until now I assumed the Sun was completely still, hovering in one spot.


Hmm.

As the universe is expanding, it is easy to understand, that the sun is moving constantly. If you mean the position of the sun in coalition with the Earth, it is quite easy to see, that the position of the sun is moving. During summer time, the sun has a high position in the sky around midday. Towards winter time, the sun constantly moves down. The position of sunrise and sunset are affected as well. During summer the sun sets far more in the North West, than in winter. I can observe this constantly, because my terrace shows towards west, and I can see the point of sunset moving further down from West-North-West on June 21st to West-South-West on December 21st.
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« Reply #4148 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 3:37pm »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 12:17pm, slowdancer wrote:
Hmm.

As the universe is expanding, it is easy to understand, that the sun is moving constantly. If you mean the position of the sun in coalition with the Earth, it is quite easy to see, that the position of the sun is moving. During summer time, the sun has a high position in the sky around midday. Towards winter time, the sun constantly moves down. The position of sunrise and sunset are affected as well. During summer the sun sets far more in the North West, than in winter. I can observe this constantly, because my terrace shows towards west, and I can see the point of sunset moving further down from West-North-West on June 21st to West-South-West on December 21st.


The summer/winter difference is due to the tilt of the Earth, not due to the Sun moving relative to the Earth. In northern-hemisphere summer, at midday the northern hemisphere is closer to the direct earth-to-sun path (see right-hand-side of the image below), hence the sun appearing higher in the sky, whereas in winter, the northern hemisphere is further away (left hand side below) and the sun appears lower.

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Motion is relative, and speed depends on what inertial frame of reference you choose. The sun is moving very fast indeed compared to other objects in the universe, or you could say other things in the universe are moving very fast relative to us, or we're all moving very fast away from the origin of the universe... you get the drift. The universe has been expanding since the Big Bang, and everything is in constant motion (moving away from everything else), but that doesn't really have any noticeable effect for us unless you're an astrophysicist measuring Doppler shift.
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« Reply #4149 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 3:44pm »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 10:51am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Today I found out that our Sun isn't stationary in the sky - it, like everything else in the universe, is moving as well, just really, really slowly due to its monstrous size.


Really, really slowly? Compared to what? You know the sun/our solar system is orbiting the centre of the Milky Way at 828,000 km/hr. That's not slow tongue

And the galaxy is moving pretty damn fast away from other galaxies (faster the further away the galaxy you're comparing to is, at a rate of 74.3 kilometers per second per megaparsec, where one megaparsec is 3 million light years, apparently).
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« Reply #4150 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 3:58pm »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 3:44pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Really, really slowly? Compared to what? You know the sun/our solar system is orbiting the centre of the Milky Way at 828,000 km/hr. That's not slow tongue

And the galaxy is moving pretty damn fast away from other galaxies (faster the further away the galaxy you're comparing to is, at a rate of 74.3 kilometers per second per megaparsec, where one megaparsec is 3 million light years, apparently).

I meant the Sun is moving slower than the planets going around it... that's right, isn't it?

Also, now I'm confused. huh tongue
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« Reply #4151 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 4:12pm »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 3:58pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I meant the Sun is moving slower than the planets going around it... that's right, isn't it?


Moving slower where? The Sun and the planets aren't going anywhere without each other!
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« Reply #4152 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 4:55pm »

The sun also makes a counter-movement to all her surrounding planets because gravity works in both directions. The planets just don't affect the sun with the same power she affects them so her attraction is very low.
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« Reply #4153 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 5:36pm »

Here's a nice image of the sun!

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« Reply #4154 on: Aug 30th, 2016, 03:39am »

on Aug 29th, 2016, 4:12pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Moving slower where? The Sun and the planets aren't going anywhere without each other!

To be honest, I don't even know what I was talking about anymore. I just thought - and I am aware that this is incorrect - that the Sun is slowly drifting through space, while the planets are moving around it. I feel stupid. undecided
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