Is the earths spin slowing?
Is it possible that the earth's spin isn't slowing and is actually directed by the sun in which it will alway spin as long as its being influenced by our sun.
- 1 month ago
God dictates the rotation of the Earth! It has remained a perfect 24 hours (amazing how it fits so perfectly) in the 6000 years since He created the Universe!
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
The earth's spin is slowing by about one second every 50,000 years. But the sun has nothing to do with it.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Slightly so but the annual rotation is speeding up zxjqkm
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- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
It is slowing. This can be seen in the fossil record (e.g. coral rings, layers of sediment in dried up lakes which have become shale).
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- D gLv 72 months ago
its more possible you dont understand what you are talking about the earths ROTATION is its spin.. and the ROTATION has nothing to do with the SUN..
THE ORBIT does have to do with the SUN
- jeffdanielkLv 42 months ago
The sun had nothing to do with earth's spin. The earths spin is slowing down very slowly due to friction of the tides with the ocean bottom. Tides are caused by the moon.
- Campbell HaydenLv 72 months ago
The Earth's rotation has been slowing down for millions of years.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Trump is doing this to slow down/prevent January 20th.
- 2 months ago
Generally, Earth's rotation is slowing; it's a result off tidal forces of the Sun and Moon, and is called "tidal braking." What happens is, the moon raises tides on the Earth; the Earth's rotation carries that tidal bulge ahead of the moon, and the moon, in turn is attracted to the bulge from gravity - which accelerates the moon, and is boosting it's orbit (that's why the moon is moving away...)
But, the energy isn't free - our day is slowly growing longer as a result of it.
It's been discovered in the last few years that our day is actually *speeding up*, and it's thought to be a consequence of global warming. Instead of the mass of water held in the mountains as snow, it's melting quicker, and running down to the ocean, so there's less mass further out from Earth's center of mass. And - like an iceskater in a spin - when she pulls her arms in, her spin accelerates, the same thing is happening to the Earth. So, in general - we're slowing our spin, but global warming, and Earthquakes also - can temporarily accelerate the Earth's rotation.
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
No, that is not possible and is a very strange idea.