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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_rotation

Earth's rotation is the rotation of the planet Earth around its own axis. The Earth rotates from the west towards east. As viewed from North Star or polestar Polaris, the Earth turns counter-clockwise. The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial ...

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Earth's Rotation and the Apparent Daily Motion of the Sky ... period (the time elapsed for one rotation) with respect to the stars is called a sidereal day. ... Venus rotates in the opposite direction to its revolution - is its sidereal day longer or ...

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The Earth, and all rotating planets, rotates on its axis.

www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/earth2.html

Jan 13, 2005 ... The Earth is rotating around an axis (called its rotational axis). Some objects rotate about a horizontal axis, like a rolling log. Some objects, such ...

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/Earth%27s_Motions

... but because of Earth's rotation its direction will appear to change ... A ball swinging back and forth on a string is called a ...

spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/dr-marc-earth/earth-rotation.html

Each planet in the solar system has its own unique rotation rate. ... The reason so many objects orbit the Sun in nearly the same plane (called the ecliptic) and in ...

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Sep 21, 2016 ... The amount of time it takes for the Earth to rotate once on its axis is known as a sidereal day – which is 23.9344696 hours. Because this type of ...

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The movement of the Earth on its own axis is called Rotation and its movement around the Sun is called Revolution. The Rotational movement ...

www.eduplace.com/science/hmxs/es/pdf/3gl_2.pdf

axis An imaginary line that Earth spins around, ... spins. Each planet and moon has its own axis ... line around which it rotates is called its axis. satellite An object  ...

www.planetsforkids.org/how-fast-does-the-earth-rotate.html

The Earth rotates around its axis (an imaginary line which goes from the ... and the time it takes the Earth to rotate compared to the Sun (this is called a solar day. ).