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Facts about Planet Earth

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Hello traveler @ who travels the world. How beautiful our planet is, right? Its seas, its mountains, its forests, its lakes, its rivers, its mountain ranges, its jungles, its deserts, its towns, its cities, its cultures and, what personally fascinates me the most, its inhabitants.

Well, today I decided to take advantage of this magnificent portal that I found by chance a few days ago called the sedimentary planet to spend some data on planet Earth:

its estimated weight it's 5.94.00.00,000 metric tons, come on, a lot. Once this data has been discovered, I am not sure what the good of Archimedes said with his famous phrase Give me a foothold and I will move the World! The inventor of the lever probably had not yet calculated the weight of our darling whale Earth. The question is, where have they got a scale large and strong enough to weigh our planet?

Estimated age: 4.6 billion years. And although beautiful, our dear Mrs. Earth, despite being able to hide wrinkles very well, she is already old.

Current population: 6,398.00 people; And as I told you the other day when I talked about the most populous countries in the world, more than 65% of the population of planet Earth is concentrated in only 15 countries, the less surprising, isn't it?

Superficial area: 510,066,000 km2, of which its land area is 148,647,000 km2 (29.1%) and the total of its aquatic area (oceans, lakes, rivers and others) is 361,419,000 km2 (70.9%).

Water type: 97% salty, 3% sweet; and it is that of the total aquatic area, 335,258,000 km2 are oceanic area.

Circumference in Ecuador: 40,066 km, which would be the distance you would travel if you went around the world following the equator line.

Diameter at the equator: 12,753 km; This would be the distance you would travel if you crossed the planet Earth from a point to its opposite place crossing it inside.

Last but not least, comment that the orbital speed of the Earth, or what is the same the speed at which it revolves around the Sun, is 107,320 km per hour, and it does it once every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 ​​minutes and 46 seconds, that is, every year .

Once again the influence on importance of the Sun in our lives; not only does time organize us but with its heat it structures us in different cultures with diverse and varied modus vivendi.

Now we can understand why humanity, throughout its history and through different civilizations located in very distant and diverse places, has worshiped and celebrated the biggest and most important cult of our stars, the God sun.

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