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This is the earth as it might look from space.  


There would, of course be more cloud cover. You can see some of the continents. Use an atlas to identify them.  



The earth rotates once on its axis in 24 hours - a day.

The side of the earth that faces the sun has daylight. The side that faces away has night.

The earth is slightly tilted on its axis.

It takes the earth 365¼ days to orbit the sun - a year.

Every 4 years we have 366 days, so February gets 29 days instead of 28.

The earth stays in its orbit round the sun because the sun has a gravitational pull on the earth.



The earth has a diameter of about 12 800 km.

Its atmosphere is mainly nitrogen (about 79%); oxygen (about 20%); carbon dioxide (about 0.03%) and the noble (rare) gases. Water vapour and impurities can also be present.

The mean surface temperature is 22° C.

The earth has its own natural satellite - the moon.