Consider the following statements
1. A solar day is nearly 4 minutes smaller than a sidereal day
2. Approximately 1° is the distance covered by earth in its orbit everyday
3. The mean solar day at present is 86400 seconds
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
 

Answer: [C] 2 only

A solar day is nearly 4 minutes longer than a sidereal day. The mean solar day at present is 86400.002 seconds, It was 86400 in 1820

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