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Can the moon orbit around the sun?

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The moon does orbit the Sun. Locked in orbit around the Earth, as the Earth orbits the Sun, the moon orbits the Sun.

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No, the moon orbits around the Earth, not the sun. This is due to the gravitational pull between the Earth and the moon. The moon's orbit around the Earth is what causes its phases and affects tides on Earth.

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Does the moon orbits or circles the sun?

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Is the earths orbit around the sun a cause of the phases of the moon?

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Is the moon's orbit the same as the earths orbit around the sun?

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Is the earth's natural satellite the sun?

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Does moon travel in orbit?

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How long does it take moon to revolve around the sun?

The moon revolves around its axis and it orbits the earth. The earth and the moon orbit the sun. Neither the earth nor the moon revolves around the sun; however, the two of them take 365 days to complete an orbit around the sun.


What is in orbit with the Earth?

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When the moon rotates around the sun what happens to the moon?

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How is moon different than a planet?

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