Class 8 Physics Stars and the Solar System Stars

Stars

  • A Star is a tiny, twinkling luminous object in the sky
  • Sun is the biggest star.
  • Stars emit light of their own.
  • Stars are so huge in size but since they are very far away from the earth (even farther than the sun), they appear very small to the human eye
  • Stars are present during day time, but they cannot be seen because of the bright sunlight.
  • Stars appear to move from east to west. A star which rises in the east in the evening, sets in
  • the west in the early morning. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west whereas the earth moves from west to east on its axis
  • The Pole star is located on the axis of the earth. So, this appears stationary and does not move at all.

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