Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 year ago

If Earth revolves at 67000 mph and spins at 1200 mph, why don't humans feel it?

That should nauseate many

46 Answers

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    We only feel CHANGES in motion not a steady smooth motion. No bumps, curves or rough spots on the "road of space"

  • 1 year 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

  • 1 year 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

  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year ago

    It's just that humans can not notice the speed,

    But I wear a crash helmet just in case.

  • 1 year 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.

  • 1 year 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.

  • 1 year 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 driver

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    Source(s): Somebody played with his Balls !! ha ha
  • geezer
    Lv 7
    1 year 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.

  • 1 year ago


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