What is the difference between the rotation of the earth and that of the moon?

2 Answers

Earth rotates itself in 23 hours 56 minutes


Moon rotates in in 27 days and 8 hours once.It also revolves around Earth in the same time..Moon is tidally locked.with Earth.

Jun 18, 2018

The moon has a "synchronous rotation" orbit the earth does not.


The Earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours and orbits the sun once a year.

The moon rotates on its axis every 27.32 days and it orbits the earth every 27.32 days, this means that same face of the moon always faces earth.