Does the earth revolve above or under the sun?
Above and below are concepts which don't really apply when you are not standing on the surface of the Earth. We define 'down' as towards the centre of the Earth.
There is no such thing as up and down in space, so it just revolves around the sun.
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The Earth revolves around the Sun in a slightly elliptical orbit,moving in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from thecelestial north it also revolves on its axis.
No, the Earth revolves around the Sun every 365 days. While the Earth is revolving around the Sun it also is spinning and spins once every 24 hours, that is how we get a day.
The earth revolves around the sun.
Yes it do.
The sun doesn't revolve around the earth the Sun is for all intents and purposes stationary 1 . The Earth Rotates around the sun as do all the other planets. --------------…-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 For all intents and purposes that is quite correct, however, the Sun is in fact orbiting the center of the Milky Way at approximately 220 km/sec, which is far faster than any of the planets that orbit around the Sun. We don't notice it, because we are also orbiting the Milky Way along with the Sun.
A combination of inertia and gravity.
Astronomically, you only get smaller masses orbiting larger ones - try imagining a tennis ball on the end of a string, with you swinging the tennis ball around. Now imagine… the tennis ball swinging you!
The earth is smaller than the sun.
no because we do
The question realized, correctly, that a vantage point has to be specified, because different observers in different places will interpret revolution to be taking place in … different directions. But the question doesn't solve the problem; it only shifts the ambiguity. Before we can attempt an answer, we must ask: What does "above" mean ? OK. Let's say we take off on June 21, and travel in the direction that the earth's north pole points, toward the North Star (Polaris). After we've gone 101.4 million miles or so, we stop and look back. We'll be about 40 million miles from the sun, in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the earth's orbit, and our navigator will observe the earth and sun to be 66.5 degrees apart on his visi-screen. If we could hang there indefinitely, motionless with respect to the sun and not rotating with respect to the distant stars, and watch the earth sailing around a big circle with a visual diameter of 132 degrees, we'd see it circling in the counter- clockwise direction. If we focus down on the earth sharp enough to see surface features on it, we'd see it also rotating counterclockwise. If we can see the moon, we see that it's also going the same way. The moon is circling the earth in a counterclockwise direction with respect to the earth's north pole, but that's not what we see from our lofty perch out here, because the earth and moon are zipping along the earth's giant orbit together. To us, the moon's track looks very much the same as the earth's track, only with slight bulges and dents in it, that allow the moon to fall slightly behind the earth when it's on the sunward side, and to zip slightly ahead of the earth when it's on the back side. One thing is for sure: After watching all this for a while, you'll be ready to come back down onto solid ground, where we pretty much ignore all this spinning and twirling and revolving that's always going on around us and under our feet.
In The Moon
The earth is revolving around the sun because God made it that way! Also, because we need sunlight! Or we would die.... :O
In Planetary Science
yes. The earth revolves around the sun.
In Planet Earth
the earth revolves around the sun because of two main components in space. Inertia and gravitational pull. The sun has a gravitational pull on all of the planets but to keep t…hem from colliding with the sun inertia gives them the motion to keep revolving and not getting closer to the sun.
In The Moon
Because the sun is way bigger than the earth. And the sun's gravitational pull is way stronger than the earth. So the answer is the sun's gravitational pull. Because without t…he sun we would be floating lost in space
In The Moon
A commonly accepted theory is that the Earth rotates around the sun in 365.25 days, so yes. Though you could say that is moves in a straight line and that spacetime is curved …by the gravitation of the Sun, but if you don't know the Earth rotates around the Sun you probably don't know general relativity yet.