|arya||Date: Tuesday, 28-January-2014, 7:21 PM | Message # 1|
|Infographic reveals the precise speed your country is moving at as the planet rotates. |
An object on Earth's equator travels about 24,901 miles (40,075 km ) per day around the planet's circumference, according to geologist Seth Kadish.
According to the graphic, the speed at which your area of the planet is moving can vary between 150 and 1050mph.
To calculate speed, he divided that distance by 24 hours to get 1,040 mph.
After that, speed due to rotation was calculated by multiplying the speed at the equator by the cosine of the latitude at the point.
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