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

or is it in some seconds less or more?

8 Answers

  • Thermo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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.


  • Anonymous
    4 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.

  • 1 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.


  • Bart S
    Lv 7
    1 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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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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

  • 1 decade ago

    not exactly, but an approx. of 24 hours.

  • 1 decade ago

    there is a margin of error in every thing

  • 1 decade ago

    no it take longer look up NASA

    Source(s): SPASE R US
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