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Yhe earth is rotating at thousand miles per hour. why don't we feel its rotation??

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Asked by ajit kulkarni, 06 Mar '13 12:05 am
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We do not feel any of this motion because these speeds are constant. The spinning and orbital speeds of Earth stay the same so we do not feel any acceleration or deceleration. You can only feel motion if your speed changes. For example, if you are in a car which is moving at a constant speed on a smooth surface, you will not feel much motion. However, when the car accelerates or when the brakes are applied, you do feel motion.
Answered by sudhakar kuruvada, 06 Mar '13 12:09 am

 
  
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You dont feel the Earth spin because you, the atmosphere, skyscrapers, and everything else are spinning along with the Earth at the same constant speed.

Its the same sensation as when youre riding in a car or flying in a plane as long as the ride is going smoothly. A jumbo jet flies at about 500 miles per hour thats about 800 kilometers an hour about half as fast as the Earth spins at its equator.

But if you close your eyes, you dont feel like youre moving at all. And when the flight attendant comes by and pours coffee into your cup, the coffee doesnt fly to the back of the plane. Thats because the coffee, the cup and you are all moving at the same rate as the plane.

Likewise, Earth is moving at a fixed rate and were all moving along with it. Now imagine being on the jumbo jet again think about what happens when the pilot suddenly speeds up or slows down the plane. You sometimes sense this change as a feeling of being pushed into your seat. In the same way, if the Earth w ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 06 Mar '13 02:48 pm

 
  
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The consistency of speed doesn't make you feel the rotation of the Earth.
Answered by Smriti, 06 Mar '13 09:12 am

 
  
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Because of earth s biggest surface and size,gravity we are also travelling along with earth's speed we dont feel its rotation.
Answered by Panneer Selvam, 06 Mar '13 03:09 am

 
  
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It is due to relative motion.We do not feel earth that rotates because we along with earth rotate an therefore feel that earth rotates.
If you want see earth rotating you have have to be high-up in the space and observe down at he earth, you would see earth rotating.
Answered by jafar, 06 Mar '13 12:13 am

 
  
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We r moving with the earth at the same speed.
It's Newton's 1st law.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 06 Mar '13 12:11 am

 
  
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Because the motion is very, very smooth
Answered by Annes, 06 Mar '13 12:09 am

 
  
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