Earth is named after the Anglo-Saxon word “erda,” which translates to ground or soil. Often referred to as “the blue planet” due to its surface mostly consisting of large oceans. Earth is also the fourth-smallest planet in our solar system and features sprawling mountain scapes, volcanoes, oceans, vast deserts, and much more.
Humans currently inhabit this planet.
- 3rd planet from the Sun (92 million miles)
- 1 moon
- 7,918 miles in diameter
- 23.5 degrees axis tilt
- 365 day long years
- Earth gravity (9.81 m/s2)
- Average temperature of 57 degrees F
- Atmospheric makeup of mostly nitrogen with some oxygen
- Moon (Luna)