Astronomy. The Solar System. Our solar system consists of one Sun, eight planets, a few dwarf planets, and many, many, moons. The solar system also contains asteroids, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids and comets to name a few.
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Prominence and Solar Flares
Sometimes called a sub-planet
( about 88 days)
( 226 days)
(693 Earth Days)
Crater caused by meteorite
During the winter, we are tilted AWAY from the Sun.
During the summer, we are tilted TOWARDS the Sun
We are CLOSER to the Sun on January 2nd than on July 2nd