How Does Uranus’s Tilt On Its Axis Effect Its Orbit and How Long Does Uranus Take To Orbit the Sun?

As Uranus orbits the Sun, first the north pole faces the solar surface, then the equator, then the south pole, and then the equator again.

This gives Uranus seasons that are unique and are completely unlike those of the other major planets in our solar system.

Each pole gets around 42 years of continuous sunlight, followed by 42 years of darkness.

The motion of Uranus orbiting the Sun can be visualized as a rolling ball.

Uranus, a relatively slow planet, takes 84 Earth years to orbit the Sun.

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