Night and day occur as Earth rotates around its axis. It takes Earth slightly under 24 hours to complete a full rotation, thus the 24-hour day. Earth rotates around its axis at a speed of 1,040 mph, allowing the entire c... More » Science Earth Science

Seasons occur on Earth because the planet is tilted on its axis at just over 23 degrees. Both the Southern Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere are tilted closer to the sun as the planet completes a full orbit. More »

According to Universe Today, the duration of a day on Earth is the time it takes for the planet to complete a rotation around its axis. The Earth’s rotation takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. More »

The Earth is constantly spinning on its axis, allowing sunlight to shine on different areas of the Earth at different times of the day, creating daytime when the Sun hits a specific area. When the Sun is not shining on a... More »

The average surface temperature of the Earth, day or night, is between 57.2 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit. This is relatively moderate compared to other celestial bodies in the Solar System, due to the Earth's position and a... More »

The Earth goes through a constant cycle of day and night because it rotates on an axis. At any point in time, only about half of the Earth is facing the sun, while the other side is facing away from it. The side that is ... More »

The Moon rotates on its axis and so has day and night much like the Earth does. However, the period of the Moon's rotation and its orbit around the Earth take the same amount of time, so the near side of the Moon is alwa... More »