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Leap Seconds and Earth’s Rotation

As most of you probably know, the “longest day of the year,” which should really be referred to as the “day of the year with the most sunlight,” is the summer solstice (the first day of summer, typically June 21st … Continue reading

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Will The Earth Collide With The Sun? (No)

Yesterday, a young friend (perhaps a few young friends) posed this question to me: “When will the Earth collide with the Sun?” I will amend the question to “will the Earth collide with the Sun” so that I can provide … Continue reading

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