The length of the day is dependent on the inclination of the Earth toward the sun and the observer's latitude. The angle of inclination, relative to the latitude, determines how high the sun rises in the sky, how large an arc it crosses and how long it's in the sky.Know More
During summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the northern half of the Earth is inclined toward the sun and the southern half away from it. This inclination allows sunlight to fall at higher latitudes than it does at other times during the year, and it causes the sun to rise higher in the sky throughout the northern latitudes. With more of the sky to cover in a single day, the sun remains visible in the sky for a longer time between sunrise and sunset, increasing the length of the day.
After the summer solstice, at which point the sun rises as high in the sky as it ever does, and stays out longer than at any other time, Earth's inclination gradually shifts back toward a median point, called the equinox. This progression continues until the next solstice, six months after the preceding one, when the opposite hemisphere experiences its longest possible day.Learn more about Time & Calendars
Calculating your age in days is a fairly simple calculation of multiplying your age by the days in a year and adding the days since your last birthday. Make an adjustment for leap years.Full Answer >
According to NASA, a full moon technically only lasts for the moment when the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon. However, full moons appear to last for approximately three days.Full Answer >
Mercury takes 87.97 Earth days to revolve around the sun, which is approximately one quarter of the length of a year on Earth. In contrast, it takes 59 Earth days for a single day to pass on Mercury.Full Answer >
For 2014, in California, there are 251 business days. The number of business days varies each year depending on the day of the week the year begins, whether it is a leap year and if their have been changes to public holidays.Full Answer >