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    If it takes 23 hours and 56 minutes (sidereal day) for a star to return to the same position in the sky, then why do the stars in the sky change everyday, surely they should be in the same position the next 23 hours and 56 minutes according to the sidereal day theory???

    DOES THIS MAKE SENSE
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    But they are in the same position after one sidereal day aren't they?
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    (Original post by Darth_Narwhale)
    But they are in the same position after one sidereal day aren't they?
    so why do the stars in the sky change everyday if they are supposed to be in the same place after 24 hours?
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    They are in the same place after 23h:56 mins. Therefore after 24h (a solar day) they will have moved a bit
 
 
 
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