Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey – 11 October 2021 – BBC Four

Episode 1 of 3 – Right now you’re hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour (100,000km an hour). In the next year you’ll travel 584 million miles, to end up back where you started.

Presenters Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth’s voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, to witness the astonishing consequences this journey has for us all.

In this first episode they travel from July to the December solstice, experiencing spectacular weather and the largest tides on Earth. To show how the Earth’s orbit affects our lives, Helen jumps out of an aeroplane and Kate briefly becomes the fastest driver on Earth.



About Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey

Right now you’re hurtling around the Sun at a hundred thousand kilometres an hour. Join Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski as they explore the relationship between the Earth’s orbit and the weather

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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