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Even Our Sun Is Not Where We Look

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on November 11, 2003 22:40:13 UTC

The light from the sun is 93 minutes old when it reaches us. Thus the sun has moved (1.5/24)6.28=0.38 radians during the time it takes to reach us. The diameter of the sun is much smaller than this.

Light from the other stars is years old, 50,000 years old on the average from our galaxy alone. So the stars are nowhere near where we see them.

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