Why December Has Days That Technically Last More Than 24 Hours

In this video from MinutePhysics, Henry Reich looks at why December has the longest days of the year. If you like this video, go check out and subscribe to MinutePhysics here. You can also join us in supporting Henry’s efforts to make more videos like this by donating via MinutePhysics’ Patreon page here.

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  • The International Space Station orbits about 354 kilometers (220 miles) above the Earth and travels at approximately  27,700 km/hr (17,211 mph), so it takes about 92 minutes to circle the Earth once. For this reason, astronauts on board see a total of 15–16 sunrises and 15-16 sunsets every 24 hours.
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