How Fast Does the Earth Travel Around the Sun?


Quick Answer

Earth revolves around the Sun at a speed of 107,300 kilometers per hour. The distance of the Sun from Earth is 93 million miles, or 149, 597,890 kilometers. It takes 365 days and six hours to complete one revolution around the Sun.

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The total distance traveled by Earth in one year is equal to the circumference of the circular orbit. This is given by 2πr where “r” is the distance between the Sun and Earth. If this distance is divided by the time taken in hours, it gives the speed of the revolution of Earth. The time taken in hours is 365 x 24 + 6 hours, which works out to 8,766 hours. This translates to a speed of 107,300 kilometers per hour.

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