Lesson 8, Topic 3
Movement of the Earth
The earth carries out two types of movement:
- The spinning of Earth on its axis called rotation of the Earth.
- The moving of the earth along a path around the sun (Orbit) called revolution.
Rotation of the Earth:
Rotation of the Earth is the spinning of the earth on its axis, it completes its movement, in 24 hours. Rotation of the earth causes day and night.
Revolution of the Earth:
Revolution of the earth is the movement of the earth around the sun in its orbit. It takes the earth 365¼ days to complete one revolution. The revolution of the earth causes the seasons of the year.