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The earth

The earth

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The most important facts and figures about the planet Earth

Profile: The earth

planet typerocky planet
Number of moons1
numberingThird planet in the solar system
Distance to the sun150,000,000 km
Orbital period around the sun365.2 days
Transit Time8min 20sec
Distance to earth/
planetary ringsno
neighboring planetVenus and Mars
total area510,000,000 km²
Dimensions5,97 · 10 ^ 24kg
Mass (i.V. to earth)1
volume1.0833 · 1012 km³
Volume (i.V. to the earth)1
Olderabout 4.6 billion years
axis tilt23,5°
rotation speedabout 1670km / h
direction of rotationclockwise
web speed29.8 km / s
gravitation9.8 m / s²
Duration of Day (sidereal day)23h 56min 4sec
Temperatures at the surface-89 ° C to + 58 ° C
Average surface temperature:15 ° C
Temperature in the core6000 ° C
Spährische albedo0,31
Geometric albedo0,37
the atmosphereNitrogen (78%), oxygen (21%)
Most common elementsIron, oxygen, silicon