How much do you know about your home? The home that is big enough to be a comfortable place for everyone in the world. Yes, how much do you know about our planet Earth? How old is it?
Our planet is the only place in the solar system that provides the living environment. The air, water, lands and other wonderful things in it have made it unique among other planets.
According to scientists our planet is 4.5 billion years old and so far has been changed in different ways and has become the place that we are living now. It is good to know some facts about our beautiful planet.
Earth is the third planet from the sun and it is 149,597,891 kilometers away from the sun.
The four seasons on Earth happens because of its rotation around its axis A year on Earth is 365 days, 6 hours and 16 minutes
The length of a day on Earth is 23 hours and 56 minutes
Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface
The weather temperature changes from minimum of -87.8 degrees Celsius to maximum of 57.8 degrees Celsius
Freshwater stays in liquid form within a very narrow range (0-100 Celsius) but comparing with other planets in the solar system it is the narrowest
The presence and distribution of water vapor are responsible for the Earth’s weather
The air we breathe and makes the Earth livable for us is made up of 78 percent nitrogen,21 percent oxygen and 1 percent of other gases or ingredients.
This layer of air shields us from the harmful radiations that come from the sun. There are thousands and thousands of interesting things on Earth to know about that cannot be brought here.
We just mentioned a few of them to show how wonderful our planet is. From the sky above to the ground where we live and even underground and also the life in sea and water, each has its own story and fascination that can be a written book for people.
Earth is the only planet that we can live and survive. Hope we all try to keep it safe and healthy not only for us but for the generations to come.