E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
Answered Jun 13, 2019
The correct answer to this question is one year or 365 days. 149.60 is the average distance in which the Earth orbits the Sun. 940 million km is what Earth travels during the orbit. The first scientific model to identify that Earth orbits the Sun is the model Heliocentrism.
The model before that, called geocentrism, thought the Eart was at the center. During January, Earth is closest to the Sun. It is furthermost away during July. The Sun lights up half of the Earth any given moment and the local time of the day is the same at a longitude line.
It takes one year or 365 days or approximately 365 and ¼ days for the Earth to complete its’ orbit around the sun, which is why we have a leap year every four years and February has one extra day. It is a circular orbit, and there is only a small variance between the neighboring and outermost points from the sun throughout the realm. The Earth travels around the sun, and at the same time, it rotates on its axis and is tilted.
The earth’ axis remains tilted in the same direction throughout the year. This means that on the pole will be directed away from the sun at one side of the orbit, and during the other half of the realm, it will be tilted toward the sun. Therefore, we have the seasons, so when the north pole is tilted towards the sun, the northern hemisphere has summer, and when it is away from the sun, we have winter.