Question by  allenclose (30)

How can I find an approximate value for the rate at which the moon orbits the earth?


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

The easiest method would be to search on Sky and Telescope dot com . There are two values possible, from a fixed point on Earth or from the Sun.


Answer by  Jenn09 (176)

The Moon makes one circular orbit of the Earth every 27. 322 days. As the Moon is located at 385,000 km from the center of the Earth, the average orbital speed of the Moon would be roughly 1. 023 km/s.


Answer by  April (296)

In order to find this information you could contact Nasa. Or, you can research thison your own by using an online dictionary. If that doesn't help, you could always contact the local science department at school.


Answer by  HMG (139)

I would go to the NASA website and search for something like that, because I'm sue they provide that information. You should look under their Earth/Moon information if they have such a section, or search on their website.


Answer by  GuyGuy9987 (34)

If I were you, I would type into your search engine exactly what your question reads. The internet is a foolproof way to get information. Just do a few comparisons with a few different hits and you will be able to verify the credibility.


Answer by  hegde (161)

The moon moves/rotates each hour by 0. 5 degree and 385,000km from the Earth. The moon completes one-round journey around the earth approximately by 27. 3 days.

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