# do earth take exact 24 hours to complete its one spin?

or is it in some seconds less or more?

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- ThermoLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The period of a rotation compared to the sun is 24 hours exactly by definition.

Compared to the stars it is 4 min shorter.

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- marrsLv 43 years ago
It takes the Earth 23 hours and fifty six minutes to rotate around totally. because of the fact this is constantly vacationing around the sunlight, it takes precisely 24 hours to stand a similar way in the direction of the sunlight lower back.

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- delicateharmonyLv 51 decade ago
Don't recall the exact value - but no it is not exactly 24 hours, nor is a year exactly 365 days - that's the reason we have leap years, and leap seconds - to compensate for the inaccuracies.

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- Bart SLv 71 decade ago
I think the Earth is slowing slightly and they have to delay the clocks by about a second every 20 years.

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
A day is currently 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds long, and very slowly getting longer.

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