Since 1970 April 22 is known as International Earth Day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and popularize knowledge about our Planet.
Founded by the organizers of the first April 22 EarthDay in 1970, Earth Day Network promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide. Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect change in local, national, and global policies. Earth Day Network’s international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in Earth Day Network campaigns every year. [wikipedia.com]
To celebrate EarthDay 2009, we have added some ‘Earth Facts’ in the table below.
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|Earth Fact||In meters||Additional Info|
|Semi-major axis||149,597,887,500||0.9832898912 AU|
|Earth Fact||In Meters/sec||Additional Info|
|Orbital Speed (Average)||29,783||107,218 km/h|
|Escape velocity||11,186||40269.6 km/h|
|Equatorial rotation velocity||465.1||1,674.36 km/h|
|Earth Fact||In square kilometers||Additional Info|
|Min Surface Temperature||-89||-128.2|
|Max Surface Temperature||57.7||135.9|
|Mean Surface Temperature||14||57.2|
|Sidereal rotation period||23h 56m 4.100s|