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Earth difference between rotation and revolution
by Miss Augustin
The Earth's Rotation
Author: Ms. Augustin
Illustrator: Ms. Augustin
The Earth's rotation is the
turning or spinning movement around its axis.
The earth's axis is the invisible line around it.
The Earth's Rotation gives us day and night.
The Earth's revolution is the way in which the Earth orbits around the sun.
Orbit means the path an object takes around another object in space.
The Earth orbits around
But the moon orbits
around the Earth.
The Earth makes a complete rotation on its axis every 24 hours.
The Earth takes 12 hours facing the sun (day) and another 12 hours facing the moon (night).
The Earth's revolution takes 365 days to fully orbit around the sun.
The Earth's rotation is what causes day and night.
Since the Earth is shaped like a sphere, the sun only shines light on one side at a time.
While one side of the Earth is toward the sun.
The other half is in darkness.