Questions tagged [diurnal-cycle]

Questions regarding patterns repeating once per rotation relative to the Sun

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10 votes
1 answer

How much is a geostationary satellite expected to deviate from the geostationary orbit?

I've read this already and some Wikipedia articles, but found no real estimates on how much does a satellite deviate from its standard location. Say that the standard sub-satellite point (SSP) is <...
cobarzan's user avatar
  • 101
14 votes
1 answer

Can the Sun set twice during the same day on Mercury?

Mercury's day is only a little bit shorter than its orbital period, the relationship is a 3:2 resonance. However, I noticed that the planet's angular velocity at perihelion, 0.265 arc-degrees per ...
SE - stop firing the good guys's user avatar