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-- The Earth and the Moon both orbit their common center of mass ... the point

where the pivot would have to be if the Earth and the Moon were on opposite ends

of a see-saw. The Earth has about 80 times as much mass as the Moon has, so that

point is actually inside the Earth.

-- At the same time, the Sun and the Earth/Moon center of mass both orbit their

common center of mass ... the point where the pivot would have to be if the Sun

and the Earth/Moon common center of mass were on opposite ends of a see-saw.

The Sun has more than a million times as much mass as the Earth/Moon has, so

that point is actually inside the Sun.

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โˆ™ 2012-12-02 23:40:24
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โˆ™ 2009-08-13 10:54:27

The moon orbits around the Earth.Along with same it orbits around the Sun.And in turn along with the whole solar system it orbits around the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

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