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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 7 months ago

How come we never feel the earth moving around the sun. If we live on the 3rd planet of the sun, how come we never feel the earth moving?

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  • 7 months ago

    Because we are moving right along with Earth at the same speed and in the same direction.

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    We experience NO "Bumps" "Stops" or quick changes in acceleration----That is the only stuff that gives us "Feelings of movement" in a car or vehicle.----The EARTH moves smooth and steady floating on nothing--the perfect "bearing". So you wont feel "movement" you are used to no matter how much we are moving anyway. We can see the sun and stars move, so we know WE are moving.---

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Because we're attached to it by gravity and we're moving with it. So you can't possibly feel anything. Same as if you were in a car, the road wasn't bumpy so it was a totally smooth ride, and there were no windows so you couldn't see if it's moving. THEN you would have no way of knowing if the car is moving or not.

    You'd be able to feel acceleration or deceleration, but if the car is moving at a steady speed, you have no way of knowing what speed that is. And the Earth is moving at a steady speed around the Sun.

  • 7 months ago

    The same reason that you don't feel any acceleration or deceleration force when in a car travelling at a constant 60 mph

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  • 7 months ago

    You should do some reading about relative motion, Astronauts on the ISS have no sense of motion at all in spite of moving 4.7 miles in one second.

  • 7 months ago

    How come an ant crawling on your seat belt cannot feel the car rolling down the freeway at 60 mph? Too small, sheltered from the air stream.

    Humans are too small compared to Earth, and there is no air in space to blow any off. And the solar wind is just particles, not very solid.

  • 7 months ago

    Humans do not have the ability to feel movement, we feel "changes" in movement (acceleration.)

  • 7 months ago

    Exactly what would you expect to feel?

    Earth is in a free fall orbit around the sun. So is your body. So they both move together. Gravity of the sun affects you and the earth in the same way. So what would you feel? There is no force or acceleration or friction on your body.

    • Morningfox
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      You are not exactly in free fall around the sun. There are slight differences at midnight and noon.

  • 7 months ago

    Considering how large it is and how small we are upon it, why would you imagine we would feel it move? It's not accelerating, so we don't feel any acceleration, it' simply orbiting the sun and spinning on it's axis. And since we're moving with it, why would we feel anything?

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    gravity .........................

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