Which way does Neptune rotate?

Answer Viewed from the North Pole of Neptune, the planet rotates in a counterclockwise direction, termed direct rotation. This is the same direction as the other planets in the solar system with the excep... Read More »

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Which direction does Neptune rotate?

The planet Neptune has a direct rotation, meaning it rotates in a counter-clockwise direction on its axis. This direction of rotation is the norm for the solar system. It can also be referred to as... Read More »

What way does Neptune rotate?

Neptune, like the Earth, rotates counterclockwise or prograde when viewed from the planet's north pole. Despite being nearly four times the size of Earth, Neptune requires only 16 hours to make a f... Read More »

How fast does Neptune rotate?

According to data gathered by NASA's Voyager mission in 1989, Neptune's rotational period is approximately 18 hours. In comparison, Earth, a much smaller planet, has a rotational period of 24 hours... Read More »

Does Neptune rotate clockwise?

No, Neptune does not rotate clockwise. A time-lapsed animation constructed from images taken by the Hubble Telescope and the Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii, courtesy of Read More »