Rotation and Revoution

The Difference between Rotation and Revolution

Rotation

Rotation can cause day and night, shadows to change, and the appearance of the movement of the sun. Rotation means "to spin". Earth rotates on its axis, which is an imaginary line running through the center of the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole. Earth completes 1 rotation every 24 hours.

Revolution

Revolution causes seasons. The Earth also moves around the Sun in a set path

the called the orbit. The movement of the Earth around the Sun is called revolution. It takes 365 days and 6 hours to complete one revolution. This equals one year. Revolution also runs from east to west.