How Long Does It Take for the Earth to Spin Once?

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Earth makes a complete rotation every 24 hours. The Earth spins at 1,036 miles per hour at the equator while remaining near stationary at the poles.

Since Earth's orbit around the sun is slightly elliptical, the planet is an average of 93 million miles from the sun. It takes 365 days for Earth to make a full orbit around the sun while speeding at 67,000 mph. In comparison, Jupiter makes a full rotation every 10 hours and takes 12 years to go around the sun, while Neptune takes 165 years to make an orbit around the sun and 16 hours to fully rotate.