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In a hurry? More than you realise!

In a hurry? More than you realise!

It’s tempting to think the universe is rather static. So thanks to Msgr Charles Pope http://tiny.cc/8deiux for the following information:

  • At the latitude of Washington D.C., the Earth is rotating at about 750 miles an hour. [1]
  • The rotating Earth is also revolving around the Sun at approximately 67,000 miles an hour. [2]
  • The sun, around which the Earth revolves so fast, is moving around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy at 483,000 miles per hour. [3]
  • And the whole Milky Way Galaxy is moving through space at 1,339,200 miles per hour. [4]

And thanks to Fr Z for the video illustration of this:

http://tiny.cc/3keiux

http://tiny.cc/8meiux

As Msgr Pope remarks “Don’t let anyone tell you” that you are a slouch.

Faith Magazine

September-October 2016

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