# How fast is the Earth moving?

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In relation to what? A point on the equator moves around at a little over 1,000 mph. The entire planet goes around the sun at about 67 mph. The solar system goes around the galaxy, and the galaxy is moving toward something called "great attractor". If you add up all these speeds you get something around two million mph, but that is strictly a guess and it depends on the answer to that question, "In relation to what?"

Correction: speed around the sun is about 33,350 mph or 9.26 miles per second.

I'm getting so old I can't do simple arithmetic any more.

The Earth is 92.96 million miles from the sun. The circumference of the orbit is 2pi*r = 584,084,906 miles. Speed is that divided by (365 * 24) = 66,676 mph, subject to rounding errors.

At the same time our globe daily rotates on its axis with a surface speed at the equator of more than 1,000 miles an hour, it hurls itself around the sun at a speed of 62,000 miles per hour, without varying so much as 1/1000 of a second in this yearly trip of 558,000,000 miles. But this is not all. The whole solar system—our sun, moon, earth and the other planets—while maintaining this perfect timing among themselves, are all together speeding through space in the general direction of the star Vega at 43,000 miles per hour, a speed 21 times the velocity of a cannon ball. No man-made electronic timing device could regulate these motions with such accuracy or precision' For more information on this subject and others, please go to jw.org "Online Library" Also for free downloads, publications, videos or read online.