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# What is the Speed of Earth? Whats the speed on the axis?

Asked by Shooby, Last updated: Jul 23, 2024

#### A. Ameli

A. Ameli

The speed of Earth is approximately 30 kilometers per second or 67,000 miles per hour, while the speed of Earth on its axis is about 1,600 kilometers per hour or 1,000 miles per hour. What is amazing is that even though the Earth moves rapidly every second of the day, we still do not feel it. Why is that so? We don’t feel the Earth moving

because, according to studies and claims, Earth is constantly moving at a fixed rate and we all move along with it. A perfect example to explain this scenario is when we are flying in a plane or riding in a car. If the plane or car is moving at a constant speed, we really don’t feel like we’re moving at all. However, if a plane or car suddenly speeds up and slows down, then we would definitely feel it.

#### shooby

Shooby

67,000 mph and 1,000 mph