# What is the speed of earth's rotation?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 23, 2016

The earth rotates at 465 meters/second or 1040 miles/hour.

#### Explanation:

This can be calculated by dividing the length of a day, which is just under 24 hours, into the distance a point on the equator travel in that time. This value is the circumference of the earth, or 40075 km.

The earth rotate at 465 m/s.