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Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours

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Go to the North Pole. A day is twenty-four hours long. Go to the South Pole. A day is twenty-four hours long. Go to the equator. A day is twenty-four hours long. Go anywhere on Earth, and the length of a day is exactly the same. It always takes twenty-four hours for Earth to rotate or spin completely around on its axis.
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Go to the sun. Go to its poles and its equator. The day length is not the same! The sun is not solid like Earth. The sun is made up of gases. The length of a day on the sun depends on where you are. Different parts rotate at different speeds.
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