I pose a challenge for you to demonstrate what it is you are claiming with the noon point having duration. Again, don’t worry about scale. Just show a point having a noon position

I'm novice in astronomy. It's not about the challenge but it's all about positive discussion and IMPOV. I may be wrong unless someone agrees.

**Figure on the Top Right:) **- NOON is an INSTANT when the stationary earth (zero orbital speed) rotates around its axis. "When there is an instant noon, there is an instant midnight as well"

**Figure on the Left:)**Disc #1: It rotates about its own center which is the center of the sun. The rotation speed of this disc at R=R1=R2... is equivalent to the orbital speed of the outer surface of the earth at the equator (noons on inner circle). Disc#2 rests on Disc#1 as shown.

Disc #2 represents earth with radius r. It also rotates about its axis. The surface of the earth at the equator moves at a speed of 460 meters per second - approx

**Figure on bottom Right:)**There are two types of motion of the earth

1. Earth's rotation w.r.t its axis (nearly 460 m/s) -

2. Earth's rotation w.r.t sun (nearly 30,000 m/s) -

Both r and R1 are in a straight line at any noon. Since 30,000 m/s is way greater 460 m/s, therefore, an earth orbits around the sun faster than its spin around its axis. Thus line r of earth transfers to another R2 but =R1 on the inner circle but without axial spin (Earth doesn't have a chance to spin completely at this particular moment due to the greater orbital speed) before it spun to an afternoon when the the earth moves forward in its orbit. Now r is in a straight line with R2 not R1. Hence,

Noon is a "

**DURATION**" between B and A when an earth doesn't have a chance to spin around its axis while simply moves/ drags fast forwards in its orbit.

---:)) Even if a noon is an instant, midnight should also be an instant not multiples midnights for single/instant noon - Isn't midnight a "DURATION" due to its longer path for instant noon according to you in the previous discussion.