Earth, Sun and Moon

Earth's Tilt

Earth's Tilt
The animation shows the Earth tilted on its axis.
The poles show where the axis runs through the Earth.
Credit: NSO
The seasons are caused by the Axial Tilt of the Earth
 

Earth Rotation

Spinning Earth
Credit: Wikiscient

The Earth is always spinning on its axis. It takes 24 hours to spin around once, so it rotates once a day. The Earth spins at over 1,500 km an hour! That's more than 4 times faster than a Formula 1 car racing at top speed! 


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