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how does the earth orbit?

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kianaortiz | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:42 AM via web

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how does the earth orbit?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 31, 2013 at 6:30 AM (Answer #1)

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Earth's orbit is the movement of Earth around the Sun. It orbits at an average distance of 149.6 million kilometers away from the sun. The complete orbit of the earth around the sun occurs every 365.2563 mean solar days. That is the reason why we have 365 days in a year and a leap year on the fourth year to collectively sum up the remaining 0.2563 days. 1 solar day is equivalent to 24 hours.

Assuming that the Earth's orbit around the sun is circular, the distance travelled by the earth around the sun is 940 million kilometers.

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