# How fast does the earth rotate on its axis?

##### 2 Answers
Jan 24, 2016

Earths equator portion rotates at speed of 1666.kilometer/hour.

#### Explanation:

It rotates in 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds.

Jan 24, 2016

Also, the speed of rotation can be given as angular speed about the axis. This applies to every element of Earth. The speed is nearly 15.041 deg/hour

#### Explanation:

The angular speed in deg/hour = 360 deg/(time in hours).