The Planet Earth

(Our home planet)

Earth - Planets In Our Solar System (an overview of Earth)The Earth our home planet, the third of the nine planets in the solar system according to its position with the sun while it is also the liveliest and the most developed planet of our solar system too. If you are looking for a brief introduction for yourself or your child that covers the most basic and the most needed aspects about the Earth that should be known, then this short overview is the best options for you that will tell you about different aspects which in really simple words to be understood really well.

The study of Earth needs a lot of information but you will find the most needed known information in this article and after reading it, you shall surely benefit greatly and save your time too.

With being the third planet in our solar system, the other planets are:  Mercury, VenusMars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (which is now being called a Dwarf planet)

The Earth is the most favoured place in the whole solar system that has the sustainable environment on it so that humans can live easily and survive peacefully as well. It is the richest planet of the solar system which is so full or resources that are purely beneficial and suited for living beings in exactly the right and the most suited quantity such as oxygen, humidity, air pressure, gravity, vegetation growing etc.

Composition of the Earth

The Earth is a natural sphere which is rather a bit flat at the bottom in actuality, while it is abundant in different minerals such as gas, coal, gold, diamonds etc embedded within the land part. If the Earth’s sphere is divided into four equal hemispheres (quarter parts) then there is only one part of land while the other three parts are full of water that has different oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, waterfalls etc.

Earth Specifications

With an average orbit of 29.78 kilometres per second or 18.50 miles each second, an orbital period of 365.256.363 004 D, inclination of 7.155 degrees to the Sun’s equator, an area of 510,072,000 kilometers per square and a mass of 5.97237 x 10^24 kilograms, the earth takes about 365 days to completely finish one orbit while it also takes about 24 hours to rotate on its axis too.

General Information About the Earth

Earth - Planets In Our Solar System (an overview of Earth)

The Earth is also known as the Sol III in the solar system, whilst it is the densest planet in the whole Solar system, it is somewhat the largest of the solar system’s four big and terrestrial planets that exist to date.

Our planet, according to different sources and evidence, came into being about 4.54 billion years back while it works and communicates with others like the Sun and the Moon through gravitational force that makes them go round in their own orbits at the specified time.

Specifically, it takes 366.26 rotations to complete a year while it is tilted at an axis of 23.4 degrees away from its perpendicular orbital plane.

Continents of The Earth

The Earth has different parts or 7 continents in it which includes:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

While it has 5 oceans as the Pacific Ocean (being the largest,) Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Antarctic Ocean (aka the Southern Ocean) and the Arctic Ocean