Sun, Earth, and Moon Facts (or trivia as the case may be)
(c) Ron Gross, 2004 (under construction)
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The Sun's diameter is about 109 times that of the Earth


The Sun is about 389 Moon to Earth distances from Earth



The Earth is about 30 Earth diameters from the Moon








The Earth maintains a fairly steady tilt of 23.5 degrees throughout the seasons




What the Sun sees at noon in California at Summer solstice, the equinoxes, and Winter solstice




Tilted at equinox? Here's a fall equinox sky map looking due south at noon
and using a rotate tool to measure (blue line) the (rough) ecliptic angle




Sunset and Sunrise times daily change rate varies throughout the year