Saturday, July 18, 2009

behind the beat

"During the time needed by the Earth to complete a rotation around its axis (a sidereal day), the Earth moves a short distance (approximately 1°) along its orbit around the sun. Therefore, after a sidereal day, the Earth still needs to rotate a small extra angular distance before the sun reaches its highest point. A solar day is, therefore, nearly 4 minutes longer than a sidereal day."

...from Wikipedia. Had me thinking of Misty Mountain Hop. It's a synchopated world we live in.

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