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Frequently Asked Questions

TIDES, ECLIPSES, DAY AND NIGHT, AND THE SEASONS

Q. How many high and low tides are there in a day?
A. Approximately 2 high tides and 2 low tides in 24 hours
 
Q. How fast does the earth rotate?
A. At the equator, the speed of rotation of the earth is 1668 km/h.
 
Q. Why is it hot at the equator?
A. The sun is almost directly overhead, whereas at other places on the earth, the sun shines at an angle.