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How many times has the Sun orbited the Milky Way?

How many times has the Sun orbited the Milky Way?

From Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy appears to be a separate entity from our planet but we are constantly moving through its middle. (Image source: Abdel Aziz via Getty Images)

It can be difficult to comprehend the fact that the Earth is moving through space. But it’s strange to realize that you are making two trips simultaneously the sun through milky way.

Just as the Moon orbits the Earth and our planet orbits the Sun, our star also orbits the Milky Way Galaxy – or, more accurately, orbits the Sun. A supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. In fact, the entire Milky Way is constantly orbiting the core of our galaxy’s black hole.