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What happens if Earth stops rotating?

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Asked by Mayala Fakir, 13 Sep '07 06:10 pm
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Of course the likelihood for this actually happening in the next few hundred millions years is just about zero. But we can still speculate on what would happen anyway.

Earth is rotating at a speed of about 1100 miles per hour. If our planet suddenly stopped rotating, the atmosphere would still be in motion at that speed. The atmosphere would be moving so fast it would literally sweep the land masses clear of anything not anchored to bedrock, this would mean rocks, soil, trees, buildings, people and animals. All would be swept up into the atmosphere.

If the Earth's rotation slowed down gradually over millions of years, and this is the most likely scenario, it would be a very different story. If the Earth slowed down to one rotation every year, called synchronous rotation, every area on Earth would be in either sunlight or darkness for one year. This would be similar to what the Moon goes through where for two weeks the front side of the Moon is illuminated by ...more
Answered by Syed Haroon, 24 Nov '09 11:06 am

 
  
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If earth will stop rotating then our head will start.
Answered by krish, 13 Sep '07 07:03 pm

 
  
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We will loose gravity w can stand
Answered by cpk, 13 Sep '07 06:14 pm

 
  
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Sun will swallow the Earth.
Answered by Netguru ji, 13 Sep '07 06:14 pm

 
  
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We and everything else will be at a standstill
Answered by souji salim, 13 Sep '07 06:13 pm

 
  
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Then moon will say to earth: O EARTH KI BACCHI GOOMNA BAND KYOUN KAR DIYA CHAL SHURU HO JA WARNA MEIN MARUNGA MEIN CHNDA MAMA HU
Answered by tina mehra, 13 Sep '07 06:13 pm

 
  
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There will be no day and night.
Answered by Sanjoy Banerjee, 13 Sep '07 06:11 pm

 
  
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Jahan din hai waha raat nahi hoti...aur jaha raat hain wahan din nahi hota..
Answered by Arun Kumar Gupta, 13 Sep '07 06:11 pm

 
  
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