Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 6, 2019

Why can’t we feel Earth’s spin?

EarthSky answers the question “Why can’t we feel Earth’s spin?”

Earth spins on its axis once in every 24-hour day. At Earth’s equator, the speed of Earth’s spin is about 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km per hour). The day-night has carried you around in a grand circle under the stars every day of your life, and yet you don’t feel Earth spinning. Why not? It’s because you and everything else – including Earth’s oceans and atmosphere – are spinning along with the Earth at the same constant speed.

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