What would happen if the earth rotate faster?
1). The day would be shorter than 24 hours. 2). There would be more days in a year. 3). Areas of atmospheric high- and low-pressure would be more pronounced, with higher winds and more active weather systems surrounding them. 4). Theoretically, all objects would appear to weigh less than they do now. #1, #2, and #3 would be very noticeable. #4 would not be very noticeable unless the earth rotated MUCH faster than it does now. Some possible effects that are "farther out": -- increased earthquake and volcanic activity, and changes in terrestrial magnetic field behavior, over geologic time periods, due to modified internal heat generation and distribution caused by increased tidal friction; -- increased rate of rotational de-celeration, also due to increased tidal effects; -- increased rate of expansion of the moon's orbital distance, due to accelerated rate of exchange of angular momentum within the 2-body system.
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According to the sunspots of our Sun, no, the Earth rotates faster than the Sun. The Sun rotates at once within 27 days at the equator, but rotates within 31 days at once when in the poles.
the gravitational pull would have less of an effect because it's moving at a faster speed. And since the gravitational pull is what causes the earth's tides, then they would most likely be less effected.
Not at all. The Moon always shows the same half towards the Earth, while the Earth rotates every day (that is one definition of a "day", in fact). The Moon revolves around the Earth once in 27.3 days. Since the Moon always has the same side to the Earth, and it revolves around the Earth once in …27.3 days, the Moon also rotates around its axis once in 27.3 days. Think about it... to always have the same portion facing the Earth, it has to rotate to keep that part of its face towards Earth. So, it rotates at the same rate as it revolves. The Score is... Earth: 1 rotation per day. Moon: 1 rotation per 27.3 days. Earth wins the spinning race. (MORE)
Days would be shorter, and the upper level winds would be faster. Note; days are getting longer, not shorter ... several billion years ago the day was only 8 hours long.
The earth rotates on it's axis faster than the sun. We rotate once per day. The sun rotates at different rates as it is not solid it is made up of gas and plasma. The Equator of the sun rotates once every 25 days and the poles once every 36 days.
A change in the speed of rotation of the moon would have little effect. Tides on earth would be the same. The pattern of waxing and waning crescent would be the same. Perhaps the most obvious difference is that, if the moon were not tidally locked to the earth, there would be no "unknown side…" to the moon. If the moon rotated differently than it does now, then any particular place on the moon would, sooner or later, rotate to the visible "near" side of the moon. Currently the moon rotates in the same direction as the vast majority of other objects in our solar system -- as viewed from the north celestial pole, counter-clockwise. If the moon had precisely zero absolute rotation, then it would appear (from earth) to turn so that the same face returned to view about once a month. (The same face would return to view during full moon once a year). But precisely zero absolute rotation wouldn't last long -- tidal forces of the sun on the moon, and on the earth on the moon, would start spinning up the moon. (MORE)
if the earth spun faster we would have shorter days. if the earth orbited around the sun faster we would have a shorter year.
No: the Earth always rotates the same.. However, it is closer to the sun in the winter than in the summer.
the people on the earth would be very cold! days would l;ast longer and we would get more sunshine! and longer night time!
The circumferance of the equator is greater than that at other points (relative to the rotating axis) so it has to travel further in the same amount of time.. Harry F
If an impact caused the earth to stop rotating it would have already caused damage. For example: If a meteor hit the earth it would crack the earth into pieces, therefore we would be frozen in the darkness for half a year and toasted from the sun the other half.
What if anything would happen to the shape of the earth if it were to rotate on its axis faster than it does today?
What if anything would happen to the shape of the earth if it were to rotate on its axis faster than it does today Well ladies and gentlemen
When the earth rotates 30 time faster every thing will get burnt due to friction with the air if not then i dont know...............
There are two circumstances: If the Moon circled the Earth in the same direction (east to west), there would be overall directional changes: -- The sun, moon, and stars would all appear to rise in the west and set in the east. -- The sequence of the constellations of the Zodiac would be reve…rsed. -- There would be substantial changes in the world's climate zones. a) In the northern hemisphere, low-pressure systems would rotate to the right, and high-pressure systems would rotate to the left. b) In the northern hemisphere, the jet stream would blow from east to west, weather systems would move across the US from the east coast toward the west coast, an eastbound commercial flight would take longer than the return flight, the east face of the Rockies would be the wet, fertile side, the winds in the tropics would prevail from the east, and all the Divi Divi trees on Aruba would lean the other way. If the Moon circled the Earth in the direction it does now , becoming the opposite of the rotation of the Earth. -- In the short term, the Moon would cross the sky in less time than the Sun, instead of taking slightly longer. The tides would be greatly altered, not only because of the change in how they were affected by topography. -- In the long term, it would probably result in either a collision with the Earth or a near miss that would eject the Moon from Earth orbit. The drag of tidal forces from Earth's gravity would be much greater than it currently is, slowing the Moon in its orbit. Instead of inexorably moving away from Earth as it does now, it would move steadily closer. (MORE)
What do you mean? Earth rotates already. And u can see the stuff that happens. When the Earth is rotating the same things happen as are happening now (presumably). However, should the earth rotate, gardeners (among others) would become very dizzy!
You get stronger gravity. Currently, gravity exerts an acceleration of 9.81m/sÂ² . If the earth rotated faster this number would be higher.
I'm sure it would effect the earth's electromagnetic field as it is the spinning of the earth's core that creates the field.
well we will have a 182.5 days of daylight and the same of days as night. well its too long a day and too long a night to imagine. Thakur Suraj Singh . Another answer: . This depends on what rotation you are asking about. Keep in mind, the earth "rotates" on its axis every 24 hours. The earth "rev…olves" around the sun every 365.4 days. (MORE)
If rotation speed increased: The length of the day would be less than 24 hours; there would be more days in a year, and more days in a cycle of moon phases. If revolution speed increased: The length of the year would be shorter; there would be fewer days in a year and also in each season. The leng…th of the day would become more than 24 hours. (MORE)
It would spin out of earths orbit. And most likely hit a planet, star, comet, or keep on going.
i know you go to lab. ~No I don't. But this doesn't solve my answer. If you're going to comment you must answer with a real answer. Thanks.
Here is a thought-experiment that can help answer the question: If the time required for you to run around the block increased, would that mean that you were running faster or slower ? If the time required to finish anything increases, it must be due to the fact that the process is moving slower.
we could go back in time no!!! the time period of the days would be different.
-- Daylight would be 6 months long, and it would get much hotter during the day. -- Night-time darkness would also be 6 months long, and it would get much colder during the night. -- Weather systems would not circulate. Winds would blow straight into low-pressure centers, and straight out o…f centers of high pressure. -- The plane of the Foucault pendulum's oscillation would not rotate. Also, the Earth's magnetic field would probably disappear and the ocean tides would (more or less) disappear too. (MORE)
If the Earth rotated in any other direction, the extremes of the new axis of rotation would be called "north pole" and "south pole". The directions would thus be redefined.
-- Wherever you live, you would see the sun rise in the west,cross the sky very slowly, and set in the east six months later. Every place on Earthwould have six months of daylight and six months of dark. -- During the dark six months, you would see half of all the starsthere are, standing rock-stea…dy in your sky. They would never rise or set,they would always be the same stars, in the same places, and you could seeonly half of them during your lifetime, unless you traveled to another placeon Earth to see more stars. -- If you keep the Moon in your fantasy, then the occurrence oflunar and solar eclipses remains exactly the same as it is now. The appearance of lunareclipses doesn't change at all, but solar ones can become considerably longer as seen fromany one place. -- Geostationary TV satellites would not be possible. The onlypeople who could use any kind of satellite would be those who could afford amovable, tracking dish. There would be so few of those that no viable market forsatellite TV could grow, satellite TV would not exist, and the rest of us would havenobody to envy. -- There would be hugely greater rates of insomnia, during the 6months when the sun never sets, and of depression, during the 6 months when thesun never rises. The bipolar club would be much less exclusive ... everybody could join in, an annual cycle would be very common, but the peaks in eachcommunity would be slightly offset from those in the next community just down theroad. -- Every place on Earth would have 6 months of getting warmer and 6months of getting colder. Just as every place has now, but it would becontinuous, not broken up into alternating 12-hour slivers. Weathermen would notneed to go on TV every day, or on radio every ten minutes, as they do now.They would only be predicting the highest and lowest temperatures expectedduring the next year, not during the next day. -- There would be no effect due to the non-perpendicularity("tilt") of the Earth's axis relative to the plane of its orbit. If it didn'trotate, then there would be no "axis", and thus no "tilt". That's the way I see it. The question is fascinating. . +++ Nearly there but I'm afraid you've made a basic mistake. Themechanism you describe is of the Earth rotating on its axis at thesame rate as its orbit, i.e. one Earth day lasting a whole year.The Moon behaves like this in its orbit around the Earth. . If the Earth did not rotate at all, as asked, one half of itwould face the Sun, the other half would be in darkness,permanently. If it still has its present atmosphere, that wouldcreate a broad twilight band from Pole to Pole, and combine withlatitude angles to give at least some temperature grading fromEquatorial to (Ant)Arctic on the sun-lit face. (MORE)
If you mean "the earth didn't orbit the sun", it would do one of two things depending on it's speed and direction. 1. It would spiral into the sun and burn up. 2. It would go off into outer space and freeze solid.
It firstly depends how slow,as slower it rotates bigger the difference of daily temperatures especially around Equator,where most of the cyclones are formed. Always slower rotation would mean the cyclones of unprecedented strengths and unpredictability.
Firstly the Sun does move, it orbits around Sagittarius A. The super massive black hole in the center of are Milky Way Galaxy. If the Earth was to orbit the sun with a greater velocity it would escape the Sun's gravity and go through the universe until it collided with another object, until it was… pulled into another star's gravity, or even a massive planet where the Earth would act as it's satellite, or it would get sucked into a black hole if it was to come across one and passed close enough to get within it's horizon(gravity field). (MORE)
Assuming it did not reachb escape velocity, their relationship would stay the same in general. However, if escape velocity was exceeded the Earth would go hurtling into the depths of space. It could conceivably be snagged by another star's gravitational field, however that is both unlikely and littl…e comfort as by that time over 90% of life would die, if not all. (MORE)
We would stay in a constant state of light or dark depending upon where the earth stopped in relation to the sun.
We wouldn't care, because the amount of energy it would take to stop the Earth from spinning would destroy the planet anyway. Eventually, billions of years from now, IF the Earth and Moon survive the expansion of the Sun into a red giant, the Earth's rotation will slow down and the Earth will bec…ome tidally locked like the Moon is. The Earth will spin at the same speed that the Moon orbits, and the Moon will appear to be suspended in the sky. When that happens, there will no longer be any tides. Yes, but the Earth would still be rotating, very slowly, relative to the distant stars. The estimate I've seen is that the length of the Earth's rotation period then would be about 47 times the length of our present Earth day. If it were possible for the Earth to stop rotating altogether, there would technically be some tides again, but that's a bit pedantic. Also, there would still be some very small effects because of the Sun. (MORE)
equator gives maximum centripetal force at any revs say mass = 70 kg acceleration due to gravity = 9.807 (m/s)/s your force due to gravity = 686.5 newtons radius at equator = 6 371 000 metres circumference at equator = 40 030 174 metres time for 1 rotation = 86 164 seconds (sidereal d…ay) velocity at equator = 464.6 metres / second 10 * normal velocity = 4646 metres/second centripetal acceleration (a )= v^2/r = 3.388 (m/s)/s f=m*a = 70 * 3.388 = 237.16 newtons so , no is the answer (MORE)
If the Earth had a faster revolution then we would be sucked into the Sun. The sun has gravity, that is what makes the planets orbit it. All the planets are orbiting in a circular motion. Have you ever thought how come the planets never bump into each other~? It is because they are orbiting the sun… at the correct revolution :) (MORE)
What will happen to the weight of the object if the earth were to rotate faster than its present speed?
The apparent force of gravity on earth is not the same all over, the spin of the earth means that you weigh less at the equator than at the poles, due to the centripetal force from the earths spin. You will weigh about 0.3% less at the equator. If the earth spun faster still, this difference would b…e even more apparent. (MORE)
If the Earth stopped rotating, one half of the world would be in daylight all the time, and the other half would be night all the time, and this would have unfortunate consequences. Half the world would overheat very badly while the other half would freeze. Very strong winds would be created as well…, by this extreme temperature difference. Even if these problems were manageable, it would still be true that in half the world, because of the lack of sunlight there would be no growing plants, and hence, very limited sources of food. The human race, if it survived at all, would have quite a hard time on a world that did not rotate. the sun would stay shining in one place casing night forever in one place and sun forever in the other Depends on how fast it happens, at the current rate of slowing it will never happen (the sun sun consumes us first.) If the earth stops spinning there will be massive earthquakes and tsunamis and really bad weather possibly++++ Please explain how. The earth will be comsumed by the sun long before it has a chance to stop rotating. Of course the likelihood of this actually happening in the nextfew hundred million years is just about zero. But we can stillspeculate on what would happen anyway. At the equator, Earth is rotating at a speed of about 1050 milesper hour. If our planet suddenly stopped rotating, the atmospherewould still be in motion at that speed. The atmosphere would bemoving so fast it would literally sweep the land masses clear ofanything not anchored to bedrock, this would mean rocks, soil,trees, buildings, people and animals. All would be swept up intothe atmosphere. If the Earth's rotation slowed down gradually over billions ofyears, and this is the most likely scenario, it would be a verydifferent story. Ignoring the future of the Sun, the Earth and Moonshould eventually be "tidally locked" with the Moon and Earthalways showing the same face to each other. In this situation theoceans' tides would effectively disappear. The Moon would then appear stationary in our sky. At that time,the Earth's rotation period would be about 47 times the length ofthe present Earth day. If the Earth slowed down to one rotation for one orbit aroundthe Sun, then most areas on Earth would either be in permanentsunlight or in permanent darkness. Then, the Earth would be in"synchronous rotation" around the Sun. But what if the Earth could stop rotating completely? In that case,one half of the Earth would be in daylight for half the year whilethe other side would be in darkness. The second half of the year itwould be reversed. Temperature variations would be far more extremethen they are now. The temperature gradient would affect the windcirculation too. Also, there would be no "Coriolis" effect. So, airwould move from the equator to the poles and vice versa rather thenin wind systems parallel to the equator, as they are now. Even stranger would be the change in the Sun's position in the sky.In the case where the Earth's rotation period equals its orbitalperiod, the Sun would just have a seasonal motion up and down thesky, due to the orbit of the Earth and its axial tilt. Now, consider the case of the Earth having no rotation at all. You would see the seasonal change of the Sun's position combinedwith a very slow apparent motion of the Sun, due to the Earth'svery long new "day" length. The Sun would now rise in the West notin the East. There would be other effects of the Earth's rotation slowing also.The magnetic field of the Earth is generated by a dynamo effectthat involves its rotation. If the Earth stopped rotating, themagnetic field would no longer be regenerated and it would decayaway to some low, residual value due to the very small componentwhich is 'fossilized' in its iron-rich rocks. There would be nomore 'northern lights' and the Van Allen radiation belts wouldprobably vanish, as would our protection from cosmic rays and otherhigh-energy particles. Losing this protection would cause serioushealth issues. Be glad for our Earthly rotation, without it we would be muchworse off! It would fry on one side and freeze on the other side. The "hot side" and "cold side" would gradually alternate during the year, as the Earth orbited the Sun. If I'm correct, one side of the Earth would be really hot and pretty much burn and the other side would be incredibly cold. Comment: If the Earth did not rotate at all, the hot and cold periods would alternate every six months or so. (This is not the same as "synchronous rotation", of course.) If the earth did not rotate, many processes that we take forgranted would be disrupted or even stop entirely. A coupleexamples: . day and night would change only with the orbit of the eartharound the sun: day would last half a year and night would as well- this would create a whole new system of seasons and life/growthpatterns . the Coriolis effect, which displaces air and water and drivesmany wind and ocean currents, would no longer exist . Gravity would be affected or even cease to exisit Everything that was free to move would continue to move in the direction of Earth's rotation at 1,000 miles per hour. That's only if the Earth stopped rotating suddenly, of course. Also the speed of the Earth's rotation is only as high as about 1000 mph at the equator. If somehow the Earth stops rotating completely, we will have months of all daylight then months of all night. Also there would be other effects: The magnetic field would probably disappear, as would the tides (more or less). Also, the winds would change direction, because there would be no "Coriolis effect". The abrupt stoppage of the Earth's rotation is practically impossible. Assuming that the rotation ceased gradually, rather than abruptly (the eventual result of tidal forces), there would be many changes to the planet. -- Most places on earth would begin to have roughly 6-month days and roughly 6-month nights. When the sun rose at your house, it would take 6 months to cross the sky to the opposite horizon and set. -- The nights would coincide with longer, colder, Winters, and the days would coincide with longer, warmer Summers. -- When the moon rose at your house, it would take the equivalent of 13 2 / 3 (24-hour) days to cross the sky to the opposite horizon and set. During that time, it would go through about 46% of a complete cycle of phases. -- Instead of 2 high tides and two low tides a day, there would be 2 high tides and 2 low tides a month, and they would be higher and lower than they are now, respectively. -- Agriculture and nutrition would be real problems, for anybody who felt like growing or eating anything besides mushrooms and nightcrawlers, unless he could afford to buy food shipped in from the other side of the world. -- Storms and other weather systems would be more extreme, because hot areas would be hotter and cold areas colder, and there would be greater extremes of temperature for heat to flow between. -- But weather systems would not rotate, as all Coriolis forces would disappear. Winds would blow straight into the middle of low-pressure systems, and straight out of high-pressure systems. Since high pressure is associated with cold, and low pressure with heat, the prevailing wind patterns would be from the dark half of the earth to the light half, the entire global pattern rotating slowly around the earth on an annual basis as the earth revolved around the sun, with the average global source of wind being the place that was almost finished with its 6-month night, and the average global wind destination being a little less than half the world away, somewhere around the "mid-afternoon" zone. -- Whatever stars were in your sky during your six months of dark would never change. You could never see the other half of the sky without traveling to a different place on the Earth. -- The equatorial bulge of the planet would disappear, with gradual (but possibly drastic) seismic changes to the crust, especially land surfaces. If the Earth stopped rotating, it would become geologically dormant. Life would be impossible to sustain. We would lose our magnetic field and become exposed to the elements of space (e.g. solar radiation). And if the Earth were to come to a sudden stop, everything would go flying at thousands of miles per hour. Everything that was free to move would continue to move in the direction of Earth's rotation at 1,000 miles per hour. That's only if the Earth stopped rotating suddenly, of course. Also the speed of the Earth's rotation is only as high as about 1000 mph at the equator. If somehow the Earth stops rotating completely, we will have months of all daylight then months of all night. Also there would be other effects: The magnetic field would probably disappear, as would the tides (more or less). Also, the winds would change direction, because there would be no "Coriolis effect". The abrupt stoppage of the Earth's rotation is practically impossible. Assuming that the rotation ceased gradually, rather than abruptly (the eventual result of tidal forces), there would be many changes to the planet. -- Most places on earth would begin to have roughly 6-month days and roughly 6-month nights. When the sun rose at your house, it would take 6 months to cross the sky to the opposite horizon and set. -- The nights would coincide with longer, colder, Winters, and the days would coincide with longer, warmer Summers. -- When the moon rose at your house, it would take the equivalent of 13 2 / 3 (24-hour) days to cross the sky to the opposite horizon and set. During that time, it would go through about 46% of a complete cycle of phases. -- Instead of 2 high tides and two low tides a day, there would be 2 high tides and 2 low tides a month, and they would be higher and lower than they are now, respectively. -- Agriculture and nutrition would be real problems, for anybody who felt like growing or eating anything besides mushrooms and nightcrawlers, unless he could afford to buy food shipped in from the other side of the world. -- Storms and other weather systems would be more extreme, because hot areas would be hotter and cold areas colder, and there would be greater extremes of temperature for heat to flow between. -- But weather systems would not rotate, as all Coriolis forces would disappear. Winds would blow straight into the middle of low-pressure systems, and straight out of high-pressure systems. Since high pressure is associated with cold, and low pressure with heat, the prevailing wind patterns would be from the dark half of the earth to the light half, the entire global pattern rotating slowly around the earth on an annual basis as the earth revolved around the sun, with the average global source of wind being the place that was almost finished with its 6-month night, and the average global wind destination being a little less than half the world away, somewhere around the "mid-afternoon" zone. -- Whatever stars were in your sky during your six months of dark would never change. You could never see the other half of the sky without traveling to a different place on the Earth. -- The equatorial bulge of the planet would disappear, with gradual (but possibly drastic) seismic changes to the crust, especially land surfaces. If the Earth stopped rotating, it would become geologically dormant. Life would be impossible to sustain. We would lose our magnetic field and become exposed to the elements of space (e.g. solar radiation). And if the Earth were to come to a sudden stop, everything would go flying at thousands of miles per hour. If it just stopped immediately, with no decent time lag between slowing down and stopping, then everything would go flying off it. If it slowed down at a rate so that this did not happen, eventually the atmosphere would be stripped away by the solar wind, and anything sitll alive when it did stop would be largely affected by the lack of protection the earth's magnetic field usually offers (the field being produced by the spinning). (MORE)
What would happen if Venus had a rotation rate similar to Earths and How would the surface have developed?
We cannot be sure of what factors caused the atmosphere of Venus to be so thick and corrosive and hot. Certainly, being much closer to the Sun contributes to the heat, but Venus is even hotter than Mercury! Venus has a very slow rotation; in fact, the "day" is longer than the "year"! Finally, Venu…s has no moon, and some scientists speculate that Earth's large Moon has had an effect of skimming the upper layers of the atmosphere away, or that the tidal forces have stirred the atmosphere. So we really can't guess how Venus might have developed if it had a faster rotation. (MORE)
If the rate of earth's rotation was increased our 24 hour clock would be inaccurate and we could loose a day. There could be drastic changes as well.
If Earth has rotation that just means it is changing from day to night. One full rotation takes 24 hours.
If the Earths core stopped rotating, we will either freeze to death if we're away from the sun, or we'll boil to death if we're towards the sun.There will be no night or no day.
Considering that the surface of the Earth at the equator is rotating at over a thousand miles per hour, without engaging inertial dampers, we would all be like squashed bugs.
It would effect the earth's electromagnetic field as it is the spinning of the earth's core that creates the field.
Actually I dont know, but I guess the rate of everything happeningnow would be twice as fast.
If it had always rotated the other way things would probably besimilar although the continents might not have identical shapes towhat they are now *************************************** When a vehicle suddenly stops, the passengers are thrown forward -it is called momentum. If the earth suddenly re…versed its spinning,the momentum of the worlds oceans would surge forward andcompletely wash over the land. (MORE)
If we are talking about the earths rotation on its own axis then: . Days would be longer, Summer days may be hotter and winternights colder as the face of the earth is either exposed to the sunfor more or less time. . Weather patterns would be affected (affecting global weather,sea currents, win…ds etc.). . Growing patterns of plants would be disrupted . Typical animal behaviour may be affected, migrations, huntingand breeding cycles etc. (MORE)
Shorter days and nights, so another day would need to be added,giving us 8 days instead of 7. This is supposing our orbit roundthe Sun remains the same. Let's hope it never happens.
If the earth stopped revolving, it would be drawn into the sun. It could crash into Venus or Mercury on its way into the Sun, or it could just crash into the sun and be vaporised. In the circumstances, whether or not it stopped rotating is a bit irrelevant. Nevertheless, since you asked, one side… of the earth, facing the Sun would heat up while the other cooled. . The main problem is if it stopped revolving. It would be attracted by the Sun, fall towards it, and fall into the Sun in a few months. (MORE)
The day and night would be longer, so parts of the Earth might heatup or cool down more each day.
The rotation speed is a random choice set up by the way the Earthformed from a cloud of rocks. But once it is set, it stays the samefor millions of years. With a slower rotation speed the day would obviously be longer sothe extremes of temperature between day and night would be larger.That might hav…e implications for the development of life. (MORE)
Yes they would. Indeed in past Geological times (eg the Devonianera), there were 404 days in the year. This was because the Earthwas spinning a loft faster then. What slows the Earth's spin is thepull of the Moon on Earth's Oceans. This cause the Moon to speed up(recede form the Earth) and the Earth… to slow. (MORE)