= almost 20 miles per second!* (relative to the Sun):
*67,000 ÷ 60 = 1,117 miles / minute = 18.6 miles / second!
..almost three times the speed it takes a rocket to escape Earth’s gravity!
E.g.: a rocket headed to the moon: right at 7 miles per second.
A rocket departing Earth at 67,000 mph
would reach the moon† in less than four hours!
Relative to the Sun, Earth is hurtling us along fast enough
to travel as far as the Moon SEVEN times a day! (in 24 hours)
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