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How fast does the earth move?
February 16, 2011 2:45AM
The earth moves at about 67,000 miles per hour around the sun and rotates over 1000 miles per hour.
The Earth's orbit isn't quite circular; it's a little bit elliptical, so the speed of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun is not constant. It's a little faster in January, when the Earth is closest to the Sun, and it slows down a bit until July, when it is furthest away. But on average, just a bit under 67,000 miles per hour.