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How fast does the Earth orbit the sun?

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The Earth orbits around the Sun at an astonishing 67,000 miles per hour. It takes the Earth 365 days to make a complete circle around the Sun.

In addition to the incredible speed Earth is traveling through space, the blue planet is rotating at an approximate 1,000 miles per hour at the equator and near zero at the poles. It is difficult to recognize the speed at which an object is moving unless one has a visual reference, so people do not notice how fast Earth is traveling. Gravity holds people and objects down so that they remain on Earth while it orbits.


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