Earth is moving around the Sun at about 1,100 miles (1,800 kilometers) a minute, but there isn’t anything close by to show us how fast we’re moving.
Traveling in a car, you see nearby bushes and buildings rushing by, but mountains in the distance don’t seem to move at all. If we had other satellites (objects orbiting Earth) close by along the route of Earth’s orbit, we’d see how fast we were going. But the stars are like the mountains, too far away to help us judge our speed.
While Earth revolves around the Sun, it also rotates on its own axis, one rotation every 24 hours. We don’t feel either of these movements because we move right along with Earth.
On the average, you take a breath every 6 seconds. With every breath, you—and Earth have gone approximately 100 miles (180 kilometers).