# The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days. Determine the angular velocity in degrees. Help?

Mar 12, 2018

${v}_{a n g} = \frac{{360}^{o}}{\text{2,358,720 s}} = 1.53 \times {10}^{-} 4$ degrees per second
The moon travels a full circle (technically very slightly elliptical but we can ignore that) of ${360}^{o}$ in $27.3$ days.
$t = \text{27.3 days" xx "24 hours"/"day" xx "60 minutes"/"hour" xx "60 seconds"/"minute" = "2,358,720 s}$