Is the centre of mass for the solar system outside the sun?
I know it's not in the centre of the sun but is it distant enough to be outside of the sun?
- ?Lv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
The Solar System's berycenter is currently outside the Sun and will be moving farther outside of it until around September of 2022. It will reenter the Sun in February of 2027.Source(s): [n] = 10ⁿ
- IridflareLv 73 months ago
The barycentre is outside the photosphere but inside the corona.
- 3 months ago
No, it is in the sun. The sun is about a thousand times more massive than the largest planet; Jupiter, which is a thousand times further away from the sun than it's diameter..
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- BobLv 73 months ago
Our solar system's barycenter constantly changes position depending on where the planets are in their orbits.
- MarkLv 73 months ago
I doubt it. Instruments would have found that in AT LEAST in the 19th century,
- Anonymous3 months ago
By far the majority of the mass in our solar system lies inside of the sun, around 99.8%. We should therefore expect the center of mass, or center of mass, to be especially close to the sun. The planets themselves move though, so the center of mass moves with them.