Today Earth has reached the farthest point in orbit around the sun

Today Earth has reached the farthest point in the orbit around the sun, which is also called aphelion. The opposite happens in early January when Earth is at the nearest point in the orbit which is called perihelion. The difference between the two is around 5000000 Km. Continue reading “Today Earth has reached the farthest point in orbit around the sun”

How do Venus and Mercury act as Morning and Evening star?

Most of the people whenever to look towards night sky; they try to find out the brightest star in the sky. If you also had tried the same then you must have observed that the brightest star in the sky can be viewed only during evening or morning. Continue reading “How do Venus and Mercury act as Morning and Evening star?”

Effect of Solar Wind on the Atmosphere of Planets of Our Solar System

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Effect of solar wind on the atmosphere of planets. Source: NASA

The high-speed solar wind runs away from the sun into the deep space, and when it approaches the planet, hits the atmosphere of the planet and blows away some part of atmosphere depending on the speed and energy of particles of solar wind. The magnetic field of planets plays important roles at this time in the protection of the atmosphere. Continue reading “Effect of Solar Wind on the Atmosphere of Planets of Our Solar System”

Longest night of the year due to December Solstice

December Solstice is the phenomenon which makes the 21st December special because it is also an astronomical event. Dec-21 is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere and shortest night and the longest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. Continue reading “Longest night of the year due to December Solstice”

Difference between Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy is a study of Celestial bodies outside the atmosphere of Earth in deep space, it basically deals with the motion, position, composition, and size of the celestial bodies. Examples of such heavenly bodies are Moon, Sun, Planets, Dwarf planets, Comets, Stars, Meteors, and Galaxies etc. Continue reading “Difference between Astronomy and Astrophysics”