According to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 71 percent of the Earth is covered in water. The total volume of all the water is equal to around 332.5 million cubic miles.
All of Earth's water, including water from oceans, icecaps, glaciers, lakes, rivers, groundwater and water in the atmosphere, could be put into a sphere with a diameter of about 860 miles. This is about the same distance between Atlanta, Ga. and New York City.
If only the Earth's fresh water were put together in a similar sphere, it would have a volume of 2.55 million cubic miles and be 169.5 miles in diameter.Learn More
Astronomers theorize that over 4.5 billion years ago, Theia, an object about the size of Mars, collided with Earth to create a tilted axis. This is called "the giant impact theory." Prior to this event, the axis was straight at 180 degrees.Full Answer >
According to Universe Today, the duration of a day on Earth is the time it takes for the planet to complete a rotation around its axis. The Earth’s rotation takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.Full Answer >
The volume of the Earth is 1.44 x 10^21 cubic yards or 2.63 x 10^10 cubic miles. This is found by taking the diameter of the Earth, which is roughly 7,962 miles at the equator, and applying the formula, V = 4/3 pi r^3.Full Answer >
If the Earth had no axial tilt, there would be no seasons. The climate would remain the same for a given location on Earth year-round, and life as commonly known would likely not exist.Full Answer >