What is the Earth circumference? 40,075 km Earth/Circumference What is Earth diameter and circumference? Earth’s circumference (the distance all the way around the equator) is 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers). Its diameter (the distance from one side

## What is the Earth circumference?

40,075 km

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### What is Earth diameter and circumference?

Earth’s circumference (the distance all the way around the equator) is 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers). Its diameter (the distance from one side to the other through Earth’s center) is 7,926 miles (about 12,756 kilometers).

**What is the circumference of the Earth according to NASA?**

Both of these values are very close to the accepted modern values for the Earth’s circumference and radius, 40,070 km and 6378 km respectively, which have since been measured by orbiting spacecraft.

**What is the Earth circumference around the equator?**

40,075 kilometers

The distance around the Earth at the Equator, its circumference, is 40,075 kilometers (24,901 miles). The Earth’s diameter is also wider at the Equator, creating a phenomenon called an equatorial bulge.

## Who calculated Earth’s circumference?

Eratosthenes

By around 500 B.C., most ancient Greeks believed that Earth was round, not flat. But they had no idea how big the planet is until about 240 B.C., when Eratosthenes devised a clever method of estimating its circumference.

### What is Sun circumference?

4.379 million km

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**What are the 3 main features of the Earth?**

Earth consists of land, air, water and life. The land contains mountains, valleys and flat areas.

**What is the real shape of the Earth?**

The Earth is an irregularly shaped ellipsoid. While the Earth appears to be round when viewed from the vantage point of space, it is actually closer to an ellipsoid.

## Who first calculated Earth’s circumference?

The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is credited as the first person to try and calculate the size of the Earth by determining its circumference (the length around the equator) He estimated this distance to be 400,000 stades (a stadia is a Greek measurement equaling about 600 feet).

### What is Venus’s circumference?

38,025 km

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**Is a star a sun?**

The Sun is a star. There are lots of stars, but the Sun is the closest one to Earth. It is the center of our solar system. The Sun is a hot ball of glowing gases.