You'll Travel 8202 Miles While Watching This Video

Caitlin Schneider

On an intellectual level, we all know that we’re hurtling through the cosmos with rapid speed at every moment of every day. Still, fully conceptualizing that fact can be difficult, especially when far too many of us spend most hours of the day sitting at desks. 

To help you wrap your head around things, BBC Earth has created a video called “Since You've Been Watching: Space Travel.” The one-minute-long clip takes you through the Earth’s orbit around the Sun (about 66,487 mph) to the solar system’s movement within the galaxy, and beyond. Buckle up: By the time it's over, you’ll have traveled a whole 8202 miles through space.

For more on the Earth’s perpetual motion (and our inability to feel it) check out our WHY? series.