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The moon orbits the Earth at approximately 2,288 miles per hour and completes one full orbit every 27.322 days. Additionally, the moon takes approximately 27 days to complete one full rotation on its own axis, called its... More »

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The moon travels in an elliptical orbit, and at perigee, the closest it gets to Earth, it stands about 225,623 miles, or 363,104 kilometers away. More »

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The Earth has only one moon. The existence of a moon orbiting the Earth is responsible for several phenomena on Earth that affect life, including the generation of tides on a daily basis. More »

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The moon travels in an elliptical orbit, and at perigee, the closest it gets to Earth, it stands about 225,623 miles, or 363,104 kilometers away. More »

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It takes the moon 27.3 days to make one revolution around the Earth, traveling at a speed of 2,300 miles per hour. The moon takes the same amount of time to make a full rotation on its axis, according to Windows to the U... More »

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The moon orbits Earth about once every 27.322 days. Viewed from Earth, the moon's orbit is nearly a perfect circle tilted approximately 5 degrees to Earth's orbit. Due to tidal forces, the same side of the moon always fa... More »

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The moon completes one full rotation about its axis in the same time it takes Earth to complete a full revolution, resulting in one side always turning to face the parent planet in sync with its orbit. This phenomenon is... More »

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