# How long does Jupiter take to rotate on its axis?

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Jupiter takes about 9.925 Earth hours for a complete rotation (at least as far as can be determined from its outer atmosphere). This is the fastest rotation of any planet in the solar system. This is quite a feat when you consider that Jupiter is also the largest planet in the Solar System; it's turning a lot of mass very quickly.

Being a gas giant with no solid surface, different parts of the planet rotate ad different speeds. The rotation of Jupiter's polar atmosphere is about 5 minutes longer than that of the equatorial atmosphere. The rapid rotation causes the planet's equator to bulge out. Instead of being a near sphere, Jupiter looks more like a squashed ball. The bulge at the equator is even visible in small, backyard telescopes.
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# About how long does it take the moon to rotate on its axis?

Answer . The moon takes 29.5 days to complete one synodic cycle. This cycle is what we observe from earth, and it is the cycle we would measure from, say, one full moon to the next. However, by the time a synodic cycle ends, the moon has rotated a little more than 360 degrees. This is hard to (MORE)

# How long does it take the moon to rotate on its axis?

27.32 days ... exactly the same length of time it takes the moon to revolve once around the earth.

# How long does it take for the moon to rotate on its axis?

The sidereal rotation period of the Moon is just a bit under 27 days and 8 hours.

# How long does it take for Neptune to rotate on its axis?

The planet Neptune takes about 16 hours, 6 minutes, 36 seconds forone complete rotation, as evidenced by its visible outeratmosphere. This is a "day" on Neptune. That's about 2/3rds of an earth day. Note that the period ofrotation is measured by watching Neptune's magnetic field. The timecited is t (MORE)

# How long does it take Neptune to rotate on its axis?

Neptune takes 16 hours, 6 minutes and 36 seconds to rotate once onits axis. That's about 2/3rds of an earth day. Note that the period of rotation is measured by watching Neptune'smagnetic field. The time cited is the time it takes the "wholeplanet" to rotate once on its axis. This is important beca (MORE)

# How long does it take for the sun to rotate on its axis?

About 27 days Since the sun is not solid, it rotates at different rates at different latitudes. One rotation takes 36 days at the poles but only 25 days at the equator.

# How long does it take Mars to rotate on its axis?

Mars has a rotation just a little bit longer than Earth's at 24 hours, 37 minutes and 22 seconds. (This is about 1.026 Earth days.)

# How long does it take for the earth to rotate on its axis?

It takes the earth approx. 1 year to rotate on its axis, because eash season/solsctis is a quarter amd we have 4 of them. Winter,spring, summer, and fall.

# How long does it take Mercury to rotate on its axis?

Mercury rotates once on its axis about every 58.6 Earth days. Mercury's year is 88 Earth days. This is the time it takes to go around the sun, (not to rotate on its axis).

# How long does it take for the earth to rotate round its axis?

The Earth rotates on it's axis every day - one time each day. It is the rotation that creates our days, as the sun moves in and out of view during the rotation. The Earth revolves around the sun in one year, or 365 1/4 days (which is why we add an extra day to the calendar every fourth year).

# How long does it take for mars to rotate on its axis?

The "day" on Mars, the time it takes for one complete rotation, is about 24.62 Earth hours.

# How long does venus take to rotate on its own axis?

Venus is unusual in its extremely slow rotation, taking nearly 243 Earth days to spin once on its axis (243.02 Earth days or 5832.4 Earth hours). Additionally, and probably related to this, it spins east to west, in a clockwise or "retrograde" rotation. The result is that Venus's "day" is shorter (MORE)

# How long does it take for Venus to rotate on its axis?

Venus is unusual for its extremely slow rotation, taking nearly 243 Earth days to spin once on its axis (243.02 Earth days or 5832.4 Earth hours). Additionally, and probably related to this, it spins east to west, in a clockwise or "retrograde" rotation. The result is that Venus's "day" is shorter (MORE)

# How long does it take the moon to rotate on it's axis?

27.32 days, exactly the same time it takes the moon to revolve around the earth.

# How long does it take for the earth to rotate once on its axis?

It takes 1 day to rotate once around its axis, and about 365 days for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. The Earth's rotation time is about 23 hours and 56 minutes.

# How long does it take for Mars to rotate on it's own axis?

The "day" on Mars, the time it takes for one complete rotation, is about 24.63 Earth hours. 24 hours and 37 minutes. About 24.6 hours

# How long does it take mercury to make one rotation on its axis?

59 Earth Days ~58 Earth days to rotate on its axis . ~88 Earth days to revolve around the sun

# How long does it take for Mercury to rotate on its axis?

It takes about 59 Earth days (58.66 days) for Mercury to make one rotation. However, its "day" is extended due to the extremely short orbital period of 88 Earth days : a "sunrise to sunrise" solar day is 176 Earth days long (2 Mercury years). This is the source of the saying "On Mercury, a day i (MORE)

# How long does take venus to rotate on its axis?

Venus has the slowest rotational period of any planet in the solarsystem. It takes 243 Earth days for Venus to rotate once, meaningits day lasts longer than its year (224.7 Earth days).

# How long does it take for the earth rotate on its axis?

The period is 24 hours, governed by the Sun rising and setting. But this is a trick question because during that 24 hours, the Earth has gone round its orbit a little so it has to rotate for four extra minutes each day to get to noon with the Sun at the same place in the sky. The period relative to (MORE)

# How long does it take mercury to rotate on axis?

The planet rotates once about every 59 Earth days. i watch alot of science shows :)

# How long does it take Earth to make one rotation on its axis?

It takes 24 hours for the Earth to make one complete rotation onits axis. This is defined as one day on Earth.

# How long does it take for Jupiter to turn one time on its axis?

Jupiter is not known to have a solid surface to rotate. Its equivalent of a "jet stream" makes one full revolution in 9.925 hours, which is moving along right fast.

# How long does it take the moon to rotate its axis?

The same time it takes the Moon to revolve around Earth - about 27 1/2 days.

# How long does it take Jupiter to make one rotation about its axis?

9 hours and 50 minutes it takes Jupiter 10 earth hours to make a Jupiter day. The sidereal rotation period (how long it takes a planet to rotate about its axis relative to the stars) for Jupiter is 0.41 Earth days or 9 hours, 55 minutes, and 30 seconds. A day on Jupiter is about 10 Earth hours long. (MORE)

# How long does it take mercury to rotate in its axis?

There is some consensus on this figure: 58.6 days. However the agreement is far from universal.

# How long does it take for sun to rotate around its axis?

It takes about 27 days at the equator and 31 days at the poles (top north and south). The Sun rotates unevenly. It rotates faster at the equator and slower at its poles because it is made up of gases that have no definite volume . It rotates once every 27 days at the equator, but only once in 31 da (MORE)

# How long does it take for the earth to rotate 360 degrees on it axis?

360 0 rotation means back to orignal position so it takes 24 hrs and few minutes.

# How long does it take for Earth to rotate on its axis seven times?

168 hours, Seven days - or one week ! Technically, that's only true with respect to the Sun. With respect to the fixed stars, it's about 7 * (23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds).

# How long does it take Jupiter to orbit and rotate?

Jupiter takes 11.85920 (Earth) years to orbit the sun. It takes 9.925 (Earth) hours to rotate on its axis.

# What do you call how long it takes for the Earth to rotate on its axis?

How long it takes for the Earth to rotate on it's axis is 24 hours which is equal to 1 day .

# How long it take to Eris rotate on its own axis?

It is estimated that it takes approximately 25.9 hours to rotate once on its axis (give or take about 8 hours). It is difficult to measure the exact rotational period for such a comparatively small object at such an extreme distance from earth.

# What direction does Jupiter rotate on its axis?

Jupiter rotates on its axis in an anti clockwise direction. I hope this helped you. ð Small improvement : Yes that's the answer, but for completeness you need to say "when viewed from above the north pole".

# How long does it take a planet to make one rotation on its axis?

The exact time varies from planet to planet, for example Jupiter takes about 10 hours to make one axial rotation whereas Mercury takes 59 Earth days to make one rotation. For Earth, it is 23 hours 56 minutes. For Mars, it's about 24 hours 40 minutes Either way one axial rotation equals one sidereal (MORE)

# How long does one rotation on Uranus' axis take?

It takes Uranus 17 hours and 14 minutes to rotate on its axis. However it take Uranus 30,685 Earth Days to revolve or move around the sun. Our earth takes 365 days.

# How long does one rotation on Mars axis take?

Mars' rotation is 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds. Therefore, it rotates 39 minutes more than Earth. RDK- Rotation period for other planets - For Mars, the year is nearly twice as long as ours, 686.98 days, and the rotation period is a little longer than ours, 24 hours 37 minutes 22.66 (MORE)

# How long it takes planets to rotate on axis?

The time it takes a planet to rotate on its axis is a planetary day.

# How long does it take Makemake to rotate on its axis?

The dwarf planet's rotational period of about 7.77 Earthhours indicates a nominal spin for its size, with an equatorialrotation speed of around 550 km/hr (about 1/3 of Earth's). Thedwarf planet Haumea is spinning much more rapidly, and Eris muchmore slowly.

# How long do it take uranus to rotate on its own axis?

17 hours and 44 minutes (earth time) is the amount for it to spin on its axis

# Does Jupiter rotate on an axis?

All planets do. The difference is that for gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), the speed of the "surface spin" is often quite different from the rotation of the atmosphere, which will vary by latitude.

# How long does it take Jupiter and Saturn to rotate?

Jupiter takes about 9 hours 56 minutes to do one full rotation. It represents an equatorial rotation speed of 45,000 kph (28,000 mph), the fastest for any planet. Saturn takes about 10 hours and 39 minutes in earth days.

# How long does take for the moon to rotate on its axis?

The moon has an axis, and as the moon orbits the Earth, it keeps the same face toward the earth. So the moon rotates on its axis the same length of time it takes to rotate the earth -28 days.

# How long does it take a black hole to rotate on its axis?

If you've seen a dancer on ice skates in a spin pulling their armsinward and thereby spinning faster, you've seen the physical lawsof the universe in action. In this case the conservation of angularmomentum. With a collapsed star the gentle rotation of its matterwhen it was a large star or galactic (MORE)

# How long does the planet mars takes to rotate on its axis?

It takes roughly 24 and a half hours. To be more precise, it takes 24 hours 37 minutes 22 seconds.

# How long will it take the earth to rotate 135 degrees on its axis?

135 /360 ths of 24 hours, or .375 (37.5%) of a day, or 9 hours

# How long does a planet takes to rotate on its axis?

Any amount of time, it's just a matter of observation. But it is afixed time, it does not vary except perhaps very slowly.

# How long does Jupiter take to orbit on its axis?

0 days 9 hours 56 minutes in Earth Time by the way it is a complete rotation on its axis, not to orbit onits axis.

# How long does it take a planet to rotate on its own axis?

It varies depending on the planet. The slowest rotation of anyplanet is that of Venus, which takes 243 Earth days to complete asingle rotation. The fastest rotation goes to Jupiter, whichrotates once every 9.9 hours.

# How long does it take for Europa to rotate on its axis?

It takes 85 hours 3Â½ Earth days for Europa to rotate on its axis. Italso takes 85 hours for Europa to complete one orbit around Jupiter.