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How long does it take for the Earth to make a complete rotation around the sun?

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The Earth completes a rotation around the sun, known as an orbit, in 365.24 days. Earth is located an average of 92.96 million miles from the sun, varying between the closest distance of 91.40 million miles and the furthest distance of 94.51 million miles.

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How long does it take for the Earth to make a complete rotation around the sun?
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Earth travels along its orbit at a speed of 66,622 mph. The total circumference of Earth's orbit is a little over 584 million miles. Although an Earth day is equal to 24 hours, the planet actually completes a rotation around its axis, which is known as a sidereal orbit period, once every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds.


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