Speed of Earth Orbiting Sun

67,000 mph

= 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!

† < 240,000 miles distant

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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