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Why don’t we feel the Earth’s rotation?


Why don’t we feel the Earth’s rotation?

The earth rotates around its axis and everything that is on its surface rotates along with it. Moreover, the atmosphere around you has the same movement and we also spin with it. So why can’t we feel anything?

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First of all, in order for us to perceive any movement, we need a point of reference that is fixed and/or external to the moving body, which makes it possible to see the changes of position in space. For example, when in a moving car, we can clearly see the movement through the windows, which makes us feel like we are moving.

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