Question

What is the orbit?

A

Name of the galaxy

B

Name of a planet

C

Path of the earth around the sun

D

None of these

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Solution

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C

Path of the earth around the sun


  • Earth's orbit is the path through which the Earth travels around the Sun. 
  • The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 149.60 million kilometers (92.96 million miles), and a complete orbit occurs every 365.256 days (1 sidereal year), during which time Earth travels 940 million kilometers (584 million miles).
  • The Earth completes one orbit every 365.242199 mean solar days, a fact which goes a long way towards explaining why need an extra calendar day every four years.
  • Rather than being a perfect circle, the Earth moves around the Sun in an extended circular or oval pattern.
  •  This is what is known as an “elliptical” orbit.

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