## What is the speed of the Moon?

The moon orbits the Earth at an average speed of 2,300 miles an hour (3,700 kilometers an hour).

## How fast is the Earth traveling through space?

30 kilometers per second
As schoolchildren, we learn that the earth is moving about our sun in a very nearly circular orbit. It covers this route at a speed of nearly 30 kilometers per second, or 67,000 miles per hour.

## How fast is the sun moving through space?

200 kilometers per second
The sun and the solar system appear to be moving at 200 kilometers per second, or at an average speed of 448,000 mph (720,000 km/h). Even at this rapid speed, the solar system would take about 230 million years to travel all the way around the Milky Way. The Milky Way, too, moves in space relative to other galaxies.

## How many miles per hour does the Moon travel around the Earth?

The Moon orbits Earth at a speed of 2,288 miles per hour (3,683 kilometers per hour).

## How long does it take for the Moon and Earth to rotate?

“The moon and Earth loomed large in each others skies when they formed,” then-graduate student Arpita Roy said in a statement. “At the time of the dinosaurs, Earth completed one rotation in about 23 hours,” Daniel MacMillan, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said in a statement.

## How fast does a rocket have to travel to get into space?

If you want to completely escape Earth’s gravity and travel to another moon or planet, though, you need to be going even faster – at a speed of at least 7 miles per second or about 25,000 miles per hour. Continue the conversation on Twitter

## How does the speed of the Earth travel through space?

On the left side of the animation, numbers indicate the speeds of Earth’s rotation, its orbit around the sun, the solar system’s orbit around the Milky Way’s center, and the galaxy hurtling through space. The dots moving across the right side of the animation show how quickly each object travels 150 kilometers.