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Why we can't feel the rotation of the Earth?

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Asked by amitava duttamajumdar, 16 May '12 12:22 pm
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Movement of Earth is slow.We are also moving with same speed.Perhaps two opposite forces balancing each other.
Answered by Dare Devil, 16 May '12 03:54 pm

 
  
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The reason we don't feel the earth spin is because you can only experience spinning at a constant velocity as the centrifugal force, and on the surface of Earth, the centrifugal force is very weak compared to gravity. Gravity is pushing us down toward the center of the earth at roughly 9.8 m/s^2. If you are standing on the equator you have a centripetal acceleration of roughly 0.034 m/s^2, causing a centrifugal force of of your mass times the centripetal acceleration.

So you're constantly being pushed down at roughly 9.8 m/s^s and constantly being pushed up at roughly 0.034 m/s^2. Like all bodies under multiple forces, you only experience the NET force, which is pushing you down. That's why you don't feel the earth spinning.
Answered by Psycho, 16 May '12 12:23 pm

 
  
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For fear of your stopping it!
Answered by dinkar shetty, 16 May '12 02:02 pm

 
  
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Becasue it is not only rotating around sun but also roating on its own axis
Answered by babu rao, 16 May '12 01:05 pm

 
  
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Because you too move at the same speed of the Earth...!
Answered by Dil Se, 16 May '12 12:52 pm

 
  
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How can we feel the spin of the earth when we are staying on earth itself...??? to see the movement, one should be away from earth. it is relativity. for example, for all practical reasons, if we imagine that we are moving in a closed bus without any hicc ups (not in india...!!!), we will not be able to recognize whether we are moving or stationary unless we get to see other stationary objects like trees, poles outside the bus.
Answered by Manoj M, 16 May '12 12:29 pm

 
  
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As we are also rotating with the earth like we can not feel motion in the plane.
Answered by rekha agarwal, 16 May '12 12:26 pm

 
  
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That is too slow to feel ,but one can see with the sun rising in the east and setting in the west
Answered by common sense, 16 May '12 12:22 pm

 
  
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