# How many kilometers does the Earth rotate in one minute?

The earth revolves once every 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.09053 seconds, and its diameter is about 40,075 kilometers. Thus, in the equator, the earth's surface travels at a rate of 460 meters per second—roughly 1,000 miles per hour. This means that you could walk from New York to San Francisco (5,500 miles) in just over 9 days if you kept a steady pace of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) per day.

Therefore, the earth rotates on its axis at a rate of 15,000 km/hr, or nearly 10,800 mph.

This means that you have to be able to keep your balance at these speeds if you don't want to be thrown off into space!

It's also important to note that higher up in the atmosphere, the speed of rotation is slower due to gravity. At the top of Earth's atmosphere, where there is no more gravity, the earth spins at a rate of 740 km/hr or 481 mph.

So all together, the earth turns on its axis at a rate of approximately 250 times per minute, and it orbits the sun at a rate of 90 degrees per revolution or 5 hours 45 minutes per orbit.

These two motions combine to make one year. The earth completes one full rotation around its axis while revolving around the sun.

## How many seconds does it take for the Earth to spin around once?

Consider how the Earth's surface moves in relation to the planet's core. Therefore, the core must be spinning at more than 1 million revolutions per hour to provide the necessary torque to keep the earth's axis stable.

The core has a very large mass relative to that of the crust, so its angular momentum is expected to be very high. It was once believed that the core was almost completely solid, but recent research suggests that it may contain some fluid inner core. Either way, it is clear that the core must be rotating fast enough to have spun itself cleanly out of the original molten state.

It takes the Earth approximately 24 hours to rotate around its axis, but because it also orbits around the Sun every 365 days, the overall rotation period is actually closer to 25 hours. The moment of inertia of the Earth with respect to its axis is 5 x 1026 kg m2, which means that it takes about 30 million years to rotate through one full cycle.

This is why scientists believe that the early Earth had no magnetic field. If it were spinning too quickly to have any sort of magnetic field, then it would have been susceptible to being torn apart by solar winds.

## How long is the Earth’s period of rotation?

Therefore, the radius of its orbit around the sun is about 42,163 kilometers.

Therefore, the average distance between the earth and the sun is about 150 million km, or 9360 miles. The solar constant varies slightly from year to year and location to location, but it is generally estimated to be about 600 watts per square meter (W/m²).

Thus, the total energy received by the earth from the sun is about 5.9 billion megawatt-hours (MWh) per year. This is more than enough to meet our energy needs for both heating and power production.

However, most of this energy is received in the form of sunlight during only a few hours each day. Only about 15% of the annual energy intake occurs at night when no photosynthesis is possible. Thus, we need an efficient way to convert the remaining 85% of the energy into useful forms such as heat and electricity.

Heating and cooling buildings, machinery, and vehicles uses up much of this available energy, so we must also develop technologies to capture these thermal energies efficiently.

## What is the time of one rotation of the Earth?

It has been 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.09053 seconds. The speed of light is 300,000 km/s.

The orbit is almost exactly circular, so it takes 24 hours to complete one rotation. But because of the moon's influence, the rotation is not exactly uniform: at any given moment, there are areas on both the nightside and the dayside of the planet that are moving toward the sun, and others that are moving away from it. These regions are called "morning" and "evening," respectively. The morning side is over here, and the evening side is over there.

The day-night cycle is important because it has many effects on life forms. For example, plants need this cycle to reproduce. During a plant's daytime period, the temperature is high enough for water to evaporate completely from the soil. This is when plants absorb most of their nutrients. At night, when the temperature drops below the point at which water will freeze, the soil becomes frozen during the winter months. Seeds inside the soil won't be able to grow until the soil thaws in the spring.

Animals also need this cycle to live their lives. Humans need sleep to function properly each day.

## How fast is the earth rotating at my location?

What is the rotational speed of the Earth? The circle of the Earth is 40,070 kilometers at the equator, and the day is 24 hours long, hence the speed is 1670 kilometers per hour (or 1037 miles per hour). But the rotation is not uniform: at the poles it is faster by about 5 degrees; over land, it is faster by about 3 degrees, and over water, slower by about 3 degrees.

The rotational speed of the Earth varies with latitude and longitude. At the equator, the ground moves around the center of the planet at 1037 miles per hour, but at the North or South Pole it moves almost entirely around the center while the center of the planet stays still. At the North Pole, the ground spins at 1520 miles per hour; at the South Pole, 1480 miles per hour.

These speeds were calculated in 17th century France using very rough estimates for the radius of the Earth. More recent measurements made by satellites and other devices have confirmed that these figures are close to the truth.

At any given place on the surface of the Earth, objects on top of the crust rotate faster than those deep inside because they are closer to the center of mass of the planet. Thus, a doll will spin faster if you put it on top of a rock rather than in the middle of the forest floor.

## Why does the Earth rotate faster at the equator?

The Earth, in particular, revolves faster at the Equator than it does at the poles. Because the Earth is broader at the Equator, the equatorial areas sprint at approximately 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) per hour to complete a 24-hour revolution. The polar regions move more slowly because there's less surface area to cover.

This difference in speed results in the apparent rotation of the Earth being different at the two ends. At the poles, the day is longer and the night shorter; while at the Equator, the day is shorter and the night longer.

It's called "Equatorial Speed", and it applies only to the Earth itself. The oceans have no effect on their own rotation, but they do slow down or speed up the movement of landmasses with them. So, some parts of the ocean are moving fast enough to be near the Equator, while others are far from it. This is why some places can be hot during the day and cold at night, while others can be cold throughout.

The axis about which the Earth spins is not straight, but rather wobbly. The part of the Earth that faces away from Mars tends to wobble back and forth like a top, and this causes the Equator to stretch and shrink. The closer it gets to Mars, the more the axis leans toward Mars until it becomes perpendicular to his orbit.

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