how-long-is-a-day-on-the-sun

# Interactive video lesson plan for: How Long Is A Day On The Sun?

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This video is about the definition of a day, and how it applies (or not) on the sun. Solar day, sidereal day, universal coordinated time (UTC) day, etc. Length of a day.

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder, http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder

REFERENCES:

Solar rotation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_rotation

Gravitational Time Dilation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_time_dilation

UTC Day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Time#Versions

XKCD What-If about being transported to the sun for an instant: http://what-if.xkcd.com/115/

Oxygen on the sun: http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/12381/what-happens-to-oxygen-produced-on-the-sun-or-other-stars

Combustion in space: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs\_other/rmrs\_2010\_mcallister\_s001.pdf

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