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solar day

(length of a solar system planet or Moon's day)

The solar day is the length of time for a position on a rotating body to face the Sun again, on Earth, noon to noon. The term is used for other bodies such as solar system planets and moons. Examples:

Bodyapprox. solar day
Mercury127 Earth days
Venus116 Earth days
Earth24 hours
Mars24 hours 40 minutes
Jupiter10 hours
Saturn10.5 hours
Uranus370 Earth days
Neptune367 Earth days
Ceres9 hours
Moon29.5 days
Titan16 days

(measure,time,Sun,solar system)
Further reading:
https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/S/Solar+Day

Referenced by pages:
Ceres
Jupiter
Mars
Mercury
moon
Neptune
Saturn
tidal locking
Titan
Uranus
Venus

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