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Questions regarding the closest star to Earth, at the centre of the Solar System.

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So using right triangle math alone with the presumption of the Sun being 93 million miles away and base distance of 3000 miles we get an expected solar elevation angle of 89.998151749049°. This …
answered May 4 '16 by Andy
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The sun isn't the same density all the way through. According to MSFC's solar interior page, the core density at the centre of the sun is a whopping 150,000 kg/m$^3$. Surrounding it the radiative zon …
answered May 16 '16 by Andy
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You are correct, and in fact the clocks are offset. But most people never notice this because of the way days are defined. If you measure the "day" length by the stars (instead of the sun) you will s …
answered Aug 26 '16 by Andy