Earth travel brochure

By; Marissa Dimatteo

Earth

Earth's radius is 3,959 miles. It is 92,960,000 miles from the sun. It is 196.9 million sq miles in surface area. It has land and water. We have 1 and only 1 moon.

Earth's Definition

The planet on which we live; the world.

Seasons

We have seasons because the earth is tilted (wonky) as it makes its yearly journey around the sun. The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. This means that the Earth is always "pointing" to one side as it goes around the Sun.

Light year

A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year. Light moves at a velocity of about 300,000 kilometers (km) each second. So in one year, it can travel about 10 trillion km. More precisely, one light-year is equal to 9,500,000,000,000 kilometers.

spherical explanation

All the atoms in an object pull towards a common center of gravity, and they’re resisted outwards by whatever force is holding them apart. The final result is a sphere. Also GRAVITY is responsible for the formation of the solar system

energy

The sun lets off solar rays and we use solar panels to soak the rays up then we convert the rays into energy.

rotation and revolution

Rotation is when a planet or moon turns all the way around or spins on its axis one time. On Earth, a rotation is pretty short - it happens once a day! It is the rotation that makes the sun appear to come up in the morning and set at night. On Earth, a revolution is quite a bit longer - one year! The moon is a little different. The moon rotates once about every 27 days, and revolves once about every 27 days. So every time the moon goes around Earth it turns around one time.

what to bring

Earth has various temperatures, but you need sunglasses for most areas during the day. When visiting the polar regions it would be a good idea to bring a coat. We have tropical beaches too, there it would probably be best to bring a swimsuit.