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

Earth rotates on its slanting axis at an astonishing 1100 miles per
hour. The and clouds move along with it and still we aren’t able to
detect a single disturbance that might indicate that we are traveling at
such a hair-raising speed all the time. So why can’t we able to sense
this supersonic speed? Because of the following reasons:
Detecting movement and being
aware of movement requires that we see something from a fixed point that
theoretically doesn’t move while we are at it. From here, we can see
the moving body with our eyes and feel the movement. For example, when
we are on a bike and the world seems zooming past us very near us which
gives us the feeling of movement. 
The bike, in this case, is stationary
for us, but the world is moving around it. But, in the case of airplanes
when we are moving at such high speeds at a particular height, the
Earth seems to become stationary and only when we concentrate on
individual objects on the ground very hard, we realize that we are
When we are on Earth, everything around us is moving at
exactly the same speed like us in the rotation so all visible Earth, in
this case, is our frame of reference which is perceived to be stationary
along with all the atmosphere. The only thing we can see to be
conscious of our movement is the sky. 

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The Sun, the moon, and the stars
provide a true realization of our movement, but we still can’t feel a
thing because of the slow angular motion of our planet with respect to
them. If we could see them at this rate, now that would feel our

But we can’t feel it because this whole process takes an entire night to
complete. The stars too seem stationary, and so does the moon. Due to
all these factors, we can’t appreciate the enormous speed with which the
Earth moves around its axis.


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