The Declination



Earth's equator lies in the same plane as the equator of the sun, but since the Earth goes around the sun with its head tilted to one side, the plane of Earth's orbit makes an angle of 23,5° with the celestial equator.

This is called the declination of Earth.

Earth's Rotation around its Axis Latitude
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