Keyword | CPC | PCC | Volume | Score |
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what speed does the moon orbit earth | 0.24 | 0.8 | 8682 | 92 |

speed moon orbits earth | 0.56 | 0.5 | 2401 | 34 |

speed of the moon around the earth | 0.36 | 0.2 | 2459 | 32 |

how fast to orbit the moon | 0.32 | 0.2 | 1928 | 57 |

what is the moon's orbital speed | 0.82 | 0.4 | 5025 | 71 |

orbital speed of the moon | 0.86 | 0.4 | 9483 | 48 |

speed of moon relative to earth | 0.92 | 0.1 | 4486 | 7 |

moon orbital speed mph | 1.38 | 0.2 | 5390 | 3 |

orbital speed of moon around earth | 1.17 | 0.8 | 3036 | 93 |

moon speed around earth | 1.79 | 0.2 | 1874 | 80 |

speed the moon travels around the earth | 1.5 | 0.4 | 7770 | 72 |

speed of moon's orbit | 0.06 | 0.9 | 2243 | 76 |

how fast moon orbit earth | 0.77 | 0.8 | 4784 | 25 |

speed of moon orbit mph | 0.73 | 0.7 | 1260 | 27 |

moon rotation speed around earth | 0.91 | 0.5 | 5749 | 92 |

how fast is the moon orbiting earth | 0.18 | 0.3 | 3660 | 46 |

speed of the moon | 1.67 | 0.2 | 1984 | 52 |

how fast does the moon orbit | 0.19 | 0.4 | 8871 | 15 |

The moon orbits Earth at an average speed of 2,288 miles per hour (3,683 kilometers per hour). The Moon travels at different speeds during different parts of its orbit. It moves slowest (about 3450km/hr) when it is at furthest distance from Earth (apogee). The Moon moves fastest (about 3900 km/hr) in its orbit when it is closest to Earth (perigee).

The orbital speed can be found using v = SQRT (G*M/R). The R value (radius of orbit) is the earth’s radius plus the height above the earth – in this case, 6.59 x 106 m. Substituting and solving yields a speed of 7780 m/s. What is the sun orbiting? The sun revolves around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

With a mean orbital velocity of 1.022 km/s (0.635 miles/s), the Moon covers a distance approximately its diameter, or about half a degree on the celestial sphere, each hour. The Moon differs from most satellites of other planets in that its orbit is close to the ecliptic plane instead of to its primary's (in this case, Earth's) equatorial plane.