Asked in CloudsPlanetary Science
Does the Earth move or the stars?
What are the apparent movement of stars at night?
Asked in Astronomy, Planetary Science
What causes the stars and other objects to move across the sky each night?
Asked in Constellations
Why do stars and constellation appear to move in the night sky?
Asked in Planetary Science, The Moon
Do the stars appear to move across the sky at nightime?
Asked in Astronomy, Planetary Science, Stars
Which is true The more a star appears to move the farther it is from earth The less a star appears to move the farther it is from earth Stars that do not appear to move are very close to earth?
Asked in Planetary Science
How do the stars move in the night sky?
Stars do not move. The Earth rotates on its axis, which gives the effect of the stars moving. In fact, the stars are moving, but are too far away for our eyes to realize. The short answer is, they stay where they are and we sit on the Earth and go round. The effect is that the stars appear to rise in the eastern half of the sky and set in the western half, as the Earth rotates. In the northern hemisphere the stars appear to move left to right, while in the southern hemisphere they move right to left. But they still rise in the east and set in the west.