Rotation refers to the Earth’s spin around its internal axis, while revolution refers to the Earth’s orbital motion around the sun. The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours and revolves around the sun once every... More » Science Earth Science

The sun always rises in the east because of Earth's eastward rotation on its axis. This rotation causes the sun to first be seen on the eastern horizon on any day at any given point on the planet. More » Science Astronomy

The Earth rotates at about 1037 miles per hour at the equator, and the speed at the North Pole and South Pole is near zero. The speed of the Earth's rotation increases when approaching the equator and decreases toward th... More » Science Earth Science
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