# #3 What Makes the Earth Spin?

One of the most basics of questions that very few even speak about is if our Earth is spinning, what makes it spin?

Seems like one of the most primary questions one could ask. Right?

What are the causal factors involved to create a giant massive sphere, laying on its back some 23.5 degrees, spins at 1,000 mph every day of every year?

The Earth spins at such perfect revolution that the timing of each days Earth rotation can be measured down to hundreds of thousands of seconds with minimal change.

“One hundred years from now, a day will be about 2 milliseconds longer than today. Two milliseconds is 1/500th of a second, or how long it takes a car going 55 mph to travel only 2 inches.”

That is how precise the rotation is. Yet what makes it spin?

Strangely, the answer is very, very hard to find and even harder to believe.

The basic summary is:

The beginning of our spinning revolution is said to have been caused some 4.5 billion years ago by the Big Bang and only confirmed by Copernicus in the late 1500’s”

“According to Newtonian Physics and the Big Bang Theory it is that the Big Bang set us in motion spinning and creating our angle of tilt. And if there is no change in the angle of the tilt, it will spin in ‘conservatory inertia’ forever, in perfect sync.”

“When no external torque acts on an object or a closed system of objects, no change of angular momentum can occur.”

To sum up, the Earth rotation began because of the big bang and due to zero resistance (conservation of inertia) and the back tilt of the Earth (angular momentum), it spins in perpetuity and near perfect rotational speeds for hundreds of centuries now, and well into the future.

That’s it.

Once an initial spin was established for the Earth, the same conservation principle says that its angular momentum will continue unless it can be transferred to another object. With no significant frictional forces to allow that to happen, the Earth can continue to spin indefinitely without any further prodding.

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From NASA.gov

Why do Earth and the other planets rotate at all? It will help to understand how our solar system formed. Almost five billion years ago, our solar system had its beginnings as a vast cloud of dust and gas. The cloud began to collapse, flattening into a giant disk that rotated faster and faster, just as an ice skater spins faster as she brings her arms in. The Sun formed at the center, and the swirling gas and dust in the rest of the spinning disk clumped together to produce the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. The reason so many objects orbit the Sun in nearly the same plane (called the ecliptic) and in the same direction is that they all formed from this same disk.

While the planets were forming, there was not much peace in our solar system. Clumps of matter of all sizes often collided, and either stuck together or side-swiped each other, knocking off pieces and sending each other spinning. Sometimes the gravity of big objects would capture smaller ones in orbit. This could be one way the planets acquired their moons.

Scientists think that a large object, perhaps the size of Mars, impacted our young planet, knocking out a chunk of material that eventually became our Moon. This collision set Earth spinning at a faster rate. Scientists estimate that a day in the life of early Earth was only about 6 hours long.

The Moon formed much closer to Earth than it is today. As Earth rotates, the Moon’s gravity causes the oceans to seem to rise and fall. (The Sun also does this, but not as much.) There is a little bit of friction between the tides and the turning Earth, causing the rotation to slow down just a little. As Earth slows, it lets the Moon creep away.

We can use extremely accurate atomic clocks to measure exactly how much the rotation is slowing down. One hundred years from now, a day will be about 2 milliseconds longer than today. Two milliseconds is 1/500th of a second, or how long it takes a car going 55 mph to travel only 2 inches–in other words, much less than the blink of an eye. So, if you live to be 100, you can’t complain that the days are getting shorter! At this rate, though, you don’t have to worry about the days getting enough longer to change things very much.

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From “Ask the Astronomer” at Cornell.Edu

As a father and a science lover I was dumbfounded when my 7yr old son asked me “What makes our earth turn (rotate) ? He then asked “Did it start a long time ago and it just keeps turning or is something pushing it to turn”? How does the Earth continue to rotate around its axis? Where does the energy to keep it moving come from?

Wow, what a neat question. I think it is related to the effect that we have seen when a skater who has arms extended and is slowly spinning suddenly pullls the arms into the body surface. The result is that spin rate increases. To even spin faster the skater will be standing straight with the arms up over the head. This makes the distributions of mass as close toe the spin axis as possible and makes the spin as large as possible.

The main idea is that angular momentum is conserved , ie, cannot change. Angular momentum is the product of the spin rate adn the moment of inertia ( a measure of the distribution of the mass about the axis of rotation) The product is constant.

If mass is widely dispersed as before condensing into a planet, and is very slowly rotating, then when it condenses into a planet (making a small moment of inertia) the rate of rotation could be large. So condensing amplifies whatever rotation there was initially.

But for the Earth rotating on its axis, there is no force working to counteract the rotation (except the tidal effect of the Moon, but that’s working very slowly), so you don’t need to have any input energy to keep it spinning.

Now, what are the chances of something not rotating exactly before it condenses? Apparently, very small since everything seems to have some rotation. I am not sure this gets to your question of why, but it has been a great question to think about. Thanks.

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From Wiki:

That the Earth rotates is a vestige of the original angular momentum of the cloud of dust, rocks, and gas that coalesced to form the Solar System. This primordial cloud was composed of hydrogen and helium produced in the Big Bang, as well as heavier elements ejected by supernovas. As this interstellar dust is inhomogeneous, any asymmetry during gravitational accretion results in the angular momentum of the eventual planet.[38] The current rotation period of the Earth is the result of this initial rotation and other factors, including tidal friction and the hypothetical impact of Theia.

This is due to the tidal effects the Moon has on Earth’s rotation. Atomic clocks show that a modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago. Not until Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543 adopted a heliocentric world system did the earth’s rotation begin to be established.

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# Angular momentum

In physics, angular momentum, moment of momentum, or rotational momentum[1][2] is a measure of the amount of rotation an object has, taking into account its mass, shape and speed.[3] It is a vector quantity that represents the product of a body’s rotational inertia and rotational velocity about a particular axis. The angular momentum of a system of particles (e.g. a rigid body) is the sum of angular momenta of the individual particles. For a rigid body the angular momentum can be expressed as the product of the body’s moment of inertia

For example, the increase in rotational speed of a spinning figure skater as the skater’s arms are contracted is a consequence of conservation of angular momentum.

Figure skaters can reduce their moment of inertia by pulling in their arms, allowing them to spin faster due to conservation of angular momentum.[7][8][9][10]  Over millions of years, the rotation is significantly slowed by gravitational interactions with the Moon; both rotational energy and angular momentum are being slowly transferred to the Moon: see tidal acceleration

### Conservation of angular momentum

The law of conservation of angular momentum states that when no external torque acts on an object or a closed system of objects, no change of angular momentum can occur. Hence, the angular momentum before an event involving only internal torques or no torques is equal to the angular momentum after the event.

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In this presentation, the presenter asks many what the answer as to cause of Earth’s rotation. There is even The ball we are told is a near “perfect granite sphere” resembling the Earth. (except, the story goes, the Earth is more oblong due to moon’s gravity pull!)

We do not see what is under the ball, only told it is floating on water, which again, does not represent the Earth spinning.

The answer, we are told by the presenter, is that once something is in motion it will stay that way unless their is external force to change.

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Here we are being told that it is “common knowledge” that Earth spins due to the Conservation of Angular Momentum. Again, he cites the same actions as a figure skater moving her arms in to increase speed. (Note that he never address any angles of momentum, only upright.)

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So what we are being told to believe is that the Big bang explosion, which came from nothing 14.5 billion years ago, exploded outward breaking apart inorganically then magically came back together ORGANICALLY and over billions and billions of years, formed not only the Sun, moon and Earth and stars, but our entire solar system.

Then, over vast amounts of time, the Earth slowed into perfect rotation “where no external torque acts on an object or a closed system of objects, no change of angular momentum can occur”.

And Nasa tells us that with the Earth rotating on its axis, “there is no force working to counteract the rotation (except the very slight, but huge change in Earth’s shape to ellipsoidal due to moon’s gravity) , so you don’t need to have any input energy to keep it spinning”.

So, the story goes, we live on a perfectly spinning sphere, spinning at every moment of every day 1,000 miles per hour around her axis, traveling at 1,000 miles per/second around the Sun due to her powerful gravitational pull, with our 5 mile high mountains, rivers flowing every direction, ice caps melting, season changes, jet streams, nuclear blasting in the atmosphere, and Mans massive footprint on the Earth….

….Yet the Earth rotates in perfect rotation without any resistance or drag due to the angle it is set at from millions of years ago and remains so due to the conservation of energy principle of physics.

That is why the Earth rotates.

Hmm.

## 14 thoughts on “#3 What Makes the Earth Spin?”

1. We would obtain a much more reliable and definitive explanation if we just took a vote…. “Science”

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2. iduhkno December 16, 2015 at 10:44 pm Reply

the ‘big bang’ (real or not) is not the same thing as ‘the birth of the solar system’ which happened a lot later.

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3. uniluv2go4 December 17, 2015 at 8:36 am Reply

I have also read the poles…flip. I think that would be major, and…why do they flip?

Then, my concern is whether FE answers the questions.

Finally, yes, I saw the footage on the moon landing.
How did ALL the many ppl agree to this?
We’re they screened for ppl who lying was ok?

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4. Howard Kimbel December 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm Reply

wellaware1.com offers biometric information / evidence that a relatively small group very talented folks play multiple roles in these ongoing, multi-generational priesthoods of deception and faux science indoctrination.

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5. Howard Kimbel December 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm Reply

Corporations and governments feed themselves as the result of ‘mass-marketing’ and everybody’s happily ’employed’. Dallas Goldbug has been exposing this beginning since the Gabrielle Giffords ‘shooting’ back in 2011 in Tuscon, Pima County, Arizona. Fake news is quite the business. Ultimately funded by tax dollars to Nasa and donation scams to other corporations that may or may not produce functional big-budget products and programs. Certain cash-cow industries win government contracts. Mega-charities you’ve been funding all your life that solve nothing. No disease ever gets cured. Lotteries that probably no one actually wins. Media is full of ‘mass- casualty events’ and ‘victim’ funds, etc where no one actually dies…. Yet in show business / media the apparent mantra is: “Content in King”.

It doesn’t have to be true to be news, it only has to be interesting enough to garner ratings.

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6. John the scientist June 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

Fact check – YOU FAIL (on aplanetruth.info,#3 What Makes the Earth Spin?) Your answer is 100% wrong
1) The Big Bang occurred 13.7 billion years ago, and our Sun is a 2nd generation star was born only 4.56 billion years ago. So the Big Bang DID NOT starts the Earth’s spinning motion as you claim.
2) Gravitational collapse of material causes spin to occur via the conservation of angular momentum. The is why the Earth spins (rotates once in 24-hours), the Earth formed as a ROUND GLOBE, and also orbits around our Sun once every year.
kind regards, John the scientist.﻿

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7. John the scientist June 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm Reply

Why do you believe that the earth is flat?
Is it demanded by your religious conviction or do you just have a low IQ?﻿

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8. Pegz June 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm Reply

Why do YOU believe the earth is a perfectly round ball? Isn’t the round ball, big bang, evolution etc… demanded by your religious science, or there will be some type of consequence? If your students don’t give you the repeated rote science answers put forth by this hierarchy system as “LAW” or “FACT” when these LAWS are nothing more than beliefs of a religious science, theories at their pseudo best, don’t you fail your students, ridicule them, call them names?

If reputable intelligent hard working scientists prove over and over there are serious holes in these worshipped theories, aren’t they ridiculed, black listed or worse? You keep failing science 101 with assuming “YOU KNOW”. You are asleep under hierarchical legalism and don’t even know it….

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9. uniluv2go4 July 31, 2016 at 5:15 am Reply

I feel like I’m not spinning. Actually, I find ‘going too fast’ difficult.
It’s true that in a plane, I am travelling fast and don’t feel it except for acceleration and deceleration. I am in the plane.
But the plane goes one way, and I arrive.
On earth, imagine being IN A SPINNING of 100’s of mph!
You’ve gotten used to NOT CONNECTING, then flat earth makes you upset.

I like knowing the earth is ststionary, the moon stays there. Imagine if we’re spinning!

You GT ppl gotta come up with elaborate things when the truth stares at you.

I did not come to this wanting to be Christian. Most Christians are globe trotters.
Like me. I did not know, so skipped over the bible verses..
Oh, poetry, doesn’t mean that.
But it DOES.
Occam’s Razor . ..simplest is right.
FE is simple, feels stationary . ..IS stationary.

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• jwlpeace July 31, 2016 at 2:52 pm Reply

Hey Fact You,
either contribute with positive comments as well about what resonates with FE theory with you and stop going after all who comment or you will be no longer allowed to comment on this site. last warning. thanx.

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• SG Today August 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm Reply

uniluv2go4
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How does occam’s razor apply to observations of the sky above. Upon seeing things in the sky move, what explains the complex movements observed, that is not elaborate as you say?

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10. Kordell September 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm Reply

I’m still curious how a ball can be “tikted” and spin in a vacuum🤔🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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11. Lucio Strata December 4, 2020 at 8:19 pm Reply

66.6′ + 23.4 = 90.0′ Veri stange to have “666” angle.

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