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Revolution . . . . the "Year"

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Q: What units of time are based on a single rotation or revolution of the earth?
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What are rotation and revolution?

If earth surrounds itself it is known as rotation if earth surrounds the sun then it is known as revolution


How do rotation and revolution effect the earth?

Earth's rotation causes day and night. Earth's revolution causes the yearly seasons.


What is earth's rotation and revolution?

Earth's rotation - 23 hours 56 minutes Earth's revolution around the sun - 365.25 Earth days


What is the difference between the rotation of earth and the revolution of earth?

The rotation of the Earth is when It spins around its axis. A revolution is when It completes its Journey around the sun. One rotation is a day; one revolution is a year.


What unit of time on Earth is based on the rotation of the Earth?

The so-called "day" of 24 hours is based on a combination of the Earth's axial rotation and orbital revolution. The axial rotation alone is completed in roughly 4 minutes less than 24 hours.


What unit of time on earth is based on the rotation of earth?

The so-called "day" of 24 hours is based on a combination of the Earth's axial rotation and orbital revolution. The axial rotation alone is completed in roughly 4 minutes less than 24 hours.


How is the revolution and rotation of mercury the same as earths?

The rotation and revolution of Mercury is not the same as the Earth.


How long is one revolution and rotation of the earth?

A revolution is one year; a rotation is one day.


What is the planet Ceres' rotation and revolution?

Rotation 9 hours Revolution 4.6 earth years


What are the effects of earth's revolution?

The rotation of the Earth causes day and night on the planet. The rotation is the spinning of the Earth.


Upon which frame of reference is time based?

rotation and revolution of earth provide the framework for measuring time. so the answer is the motions of earth.


What are the two movements of the earth?

Rotation and Revolution

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