which one spins the earth or the sun?
which one spins the earth or the sun
- BradleyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Earth spins about its axis every 24 hours, giving us day and night. The sun also spins about its axis in the same direction that the Earth does, but much slower. It completes one revolution every 25 days (at the equator). We hardly notice because every face of the sun appears the same from Earth.
- MathLv 41 decade ago
Earth and the sun both spin. We know the Earth spins because we have days. The sun orbits the center of mass in the solar system (about 1 solar radii from the sun), which means it spins. Satellites have noticed that the sun spins
- 1 decade ago
I'm assuming your asking if the earth spins around the sun or visa versa'.
In actual fact all motion is relative and it depends on your perspective. In our inertial reference frame, however, (that's the solar system) its easiest to describe the earth as orbiting the sun. All of the planets move around the sun, the earth also spins on its own while circling the sun. It takes twenty four hours for the earth to rotate on its own axis one time, hence on day. It takes the earth aproximatel 365 days to go around the sun one time, hence one year. Your specific position on the earth spends about half its time facing the sun and half turned away from the sun depending on the time of year and your position relative to the equator. When the earth circles the sun it is actually not a perfectly circular orbit, its eliptical meaning that the earth is closer to the sun during some days in its 365 day cycle (summer and spring) and its farther away during other portions of its cyclical orbit (winter, fall)
- AdamLv 61 decade ago
The Sun moves across the sky because of the Earth's rotation (and very slightly because of Earth's orbit around the Sun). However, the Sun spins too due to convection currents in its outer layers.
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- GogetosaiyanLv 61 decade ago
the earth revolves around the sun. = the earth moves around the sun. the earth rotates=spin
- Chug-a-LugLv 71 decade ago
Both the Earth and the Sun "spin" (..rotate..) on their axes.
- Irv SLv 71 decade ago
Both spin, at different rates.
- BullseyeLv 71 decade ago