Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Very High-Thought Question

All right, so we have 24 hours in a day, but the time it takes the earth to complete one rotation is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and change. In other words, every day we take about an extra 4 minutes than what it takes for the earth to rotate one time. We make up for this by having an extra day every four years (Leap Year).

Here's my question: If we are starting each day about 4 minutes later than the day before, wouldn't we come to a point where the sun would be rising at what we viewed as the middle of the night?

1 comment:

DB said...

You know how you can hear a cathcy tune and it sticks in your head all day? Well, I think this is the thinking equivalent lol. Thanks!