What Is Saturn's Period of Revolution?


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The length of Saturn's period of revolution, or year (the time it takes to complete a circle around the sun), is 29.46 Earth years. The length of the revolution period is so long due to Saturn being an average distance of 1.4 billion kilometers from the Sun.

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Despite having such a long revolution period, Saturn has a relatively short rotation period, or day (the time it takes to spin once around its axis), which is only 10.2 Earth hours. Because of this high speed of rotation, Saturn has extremely fast winds that blow through its extremely large and gaseous atmosphere.

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