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Astrophoto: Polaris and Circumpolar Rotation in 30 Minutes - Universe Today
This recent image from astrophotographer John Chumack shows the Earth’s natural rotation in just 30 minutes of exposure time. Polaris, the North Star, is the stationary point over a Sequoia tree in Warrenton, Virginia, USA. “The rotational speed of the Earth at the equator is about 1,038 miles per hour,” John writes. “At mid-latitudes, the … Continue reading "Astrophoto: Polaris and Circumpolar Rotation in 30 Minutes"