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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- The earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours.
- The earth orbits around the sun every 365.25 days.
- Earth’s rotation causes observable patterns like night & day.
- Earth’s orbit causes some stars to be visible only in certain months.
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