Science
Planetary Science
Planet Earth

# How long does it take earth to turn on its axis?

353637

###### 2020-08-24 13:43:24

THE EARTH 365 DAYS

๐
0
๐คจ
0
๐ฎ
0
๐
0

###### 2014-10-02 23:10:08

You might think that it takes 24 hours for the earth to turn exactly 360 degrees on its axis but that isn't quite right. The earth takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds to complete exactly one 360 degree turn on its axis. This is the sidereal period of rotation. The synodic period of rotation (earth returning to the same alignment relative to the sun) is 24 hours, or what we casually call one day. These periods are indeed different, and it is not easy to wrap your brain around it; it goes against what your intuition tells you. But for just one effect, that tiny difference is the reason why different constellations appear in the same part of the sky at the same time of night in different weeks.

๐
0
๐คจ
0
๐ฎ
0
๐
0

## Related Questions

It takes 24 hours for the earth to turn on its own axis.

One Uranus day is .72 Earth days. One year is 84 Earth Years.

One complete rotation of Earth takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.

It takes 23 hours and 56 minutes for the Earth to turn completely on its axis. It takes 365 days and 6 hours for the Earth to turn completely around the sun (revolve).

Forever, it never stops turning. Answer: The Earth makes one complete turn every 24 hours.

One. Well, not QUITE one, to be exact. It takes 23 hours 56 minutes for the Earth to turn precisely once on its axis.

Yes, Earth does spin on its own axis. The axis is on a tilt of 23.5 degrees by memory.

It takes Neptune 16 hours and 6 minutes to make one complete rotation on its axis. This means that one day on Neptune equals about 16 hours on Earth.

To turn once on its axis takes about 27.32 Earth days. That's about 656 hours.

###### SciencePlanetary ScienceEarth SciencesAstronomyDwarf Planet PlutoPlanet EarthPlanet NeptuneSeasons

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.