Rotation | Petersburg Pass | New York
On quiet winter nights in the mountains, it’s almost like you can hear the hum of the planet spinning at almost 1,000 miles per hour.
The Earth turns on its own axis about once every 24 hours (or, to be precise, every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds). Earth measures 24,898 miles (40,070 kilometers) in circumference, so when you divide distance by time, that means the planet is spinning 1,037 mph ( 1,670 km/h).
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