If Earth revolves at 67000 mph and spins at 1200 mph, why don't humans feel it?
That should nauseate many
- TomLv 78 months ago
We only feel CHANGES in motion not a steady smooth motion. No bumps, curves or rough spots on the "road of space"
- 8 months ago
You can only feel motion if your acceleration changes. Think if you’re in a moving car at constant speed, you don’t feel anything. But if the driver suddenly slams on the breaks (decelerating) you feel it, or vice versa. The earth is spinning and revolving at a constant speed, so we don’t feel anything since there isn’t any acceleration
- robertoLv 68 months ago
if it comes to a sudden halt us all 7,000,000,000 of us & everything around us become whirling dervishes,cyclones of everything falling forward springing back somersaulting colliding,then floating
- 8 months ago
I assume you mean rotates at 1,200 mph, but where are you getting this figure from?.
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.
It’s only if Earth stopped spinning, suddenly, that we’d feel it.
We don’t feel Earth rotating on its axis because Earth spins steadily – and moves at a constant rate in orbit around the sun – carrying you as a passenger right along with it.
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- Little Big ManLv 78 months ago
It's just that humans can not notice the speed,
But I wear a crash helmet just in case.
- Jeffrey KLv 68 months ago
What would you expect to feel? You are in the same orbit around the sun as the earth, so there is no relative motion. The spin of the earth causes a centripetal force of 0.1 m/sec at the equator but gravity is 100 times stronger, so you are held to the ground.
Earth motion is constant. It doesn't accelerate or turn. There is no air in space to cause any wind. There is nothing to feel.
- Bulldog reduxLv 78 months ago
There is only a 0.65% difference between your weight at the poles and your weight at the equator. That's too small a difference for you to feel.
- Ronald 7Lv 78 months ago
You must get Airsick easily
Even though Planes are not quite that fast
The thing is, you are traveling inside the A4Z Airplane traveling through the sky
You are traveling at the same speed as the Airplane so don't feel any movement
Being High up, you can look out the window you can watch the ground go by slowly
Seatbelts are Obligitary for take off and landing
Acceleration and Decceleration are the two man forces
Like traveling in a Car going a steady 60 mph on the back seat
You could easily juggle tennis balls because there is no apparent movement inside of the Car
Just don't Give them to the driverSource(s): Somebody played with his Balls !! ha ha
- geezerLv 78 months ago
Because the air in the atmosphere is moving with the earth .. so it doesn't feel like we are moving.
It's like the difference between being in a high speed train or standing on the roof !
Inside the train the air is moving with the train so you don't feel the movement
but, get up on the roof and you'll get your head blown off.
- nineteenthlyLv 78 months ago