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IMPORTANT GEOGRAPHICAL DATA

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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                                                                                     IMPORTANT GEOGRAPHICAL DATA

 

Distance of the earth from the sun        93,000,000 miles          

 

Diameter of the sun                                   864,000 miles

 

Diameter of the earth                                8,000 miles

 

Circumference of the earth                     25,000 miles

 

Times taken by the earth to rotate

about its axis                                              24 hours

 

Diameter of the moon                              2190 miles

 

Time taken by the earth to revolve

round the sun                                            365 1/4 days

 

Distance of the moon from the earth    238,857 miles

 

Longest day in Northern Hemisphere  21st June

 

Shortest day in Northern Hemisphere 22nd December

 

Equal days and nights                             21st March &

                                                                        23rd September

 

Equal days and nights throughout

the year                                                        On the Equator

 

The time taken by light from the sun to reach the earth

 

                                                                        8 minutes 42 seconds

 

Exactly as the earth revolves round the sun in a year so does the moon revolve round the earth in a month. To be accurate, in 29 days, 12 hours. It is called a lunar month.

 



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