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The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.
Multiply by cosine of your latitude to see how fast the Earth is rotating where you are.
Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour.
Originally posted by drsmooth23
reply to post by MysterE
The only thing that bothers me is how orbital bombardment can occur in cycles, and it makes me wonder if at some point in the suns trip we pass through some sort of asteroid field. could be likely because of the relative uniformity of the dates of most of the moons craters....
Originally posted by Pr0t0
Because cosmologists are using distant objects which don't 'appear' to move much (at all), the effect of our own movements are missed out of the equation which some scientists fear could throw much of whats been previously thought correct straight out of the window, but with more study it could begin to unravel the origin and destiny of the universe.
Originally posted by Acidtastic
just remember that you're standing
on a planet that's evolving, and revolving at 900 miles per hour
orbiting at 90 miles a second, so it's reconned
a sun that is the source of all our power
the sun and you and me, and all the stars the we can see
are moving at a million miles a day
on the outer spiral arm at 40000 miles an hour
in a galaxy we call the milky way. [/monty pythons]
I hope that clears things up