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How fast does moon need to travel to stay in it's orbit? Explain.


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Speed required to stay in its orbit is called orbital velocity. 

Orbital velocity is the speed needed to stay in orbit. 

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

The Moon orbits Earth at a speed of 2,288 miles per hour (3,683 kilometers per hour or 1.022 km/s). Its orbital period is 27 days. During this time it travels a distance of 1,423,000 miles (2,290,000 kilometers).

 

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