Asked in Earth Sciences
Why does the moon always present the same face to earth?
The moon revolves on its axis at the same time it revolves around Earth, who is also spinning on its axis. It does this at the perfect speed so that it will always face Earth with the same side. The factors of the Earth spinning on its axis, the moon spinning on its axis, and the moon spinning around Earth all make this possible. ...
Asked in Astronomy
The earth's spinning motion on its axis is called its?
The Earth spins on a central point called an axis, this spinning is called rotation. It takes the Earth about 24 hours to make a complete rotation. The Earth rotates at a speed of about 1000 mph. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics
Does the earth have an axis?
Yes, the earth has an axis, and it is the axis of rotation. The earth is rotating or spinning about this axis, which is a line through the north and south poles. And the movement of the earth around its axis of rotation gives us day and night. Further, because the axis of rotation is not perpendicular to the plane in which the earth revolves around the sun, we get the seasons. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Planetary Science, The Moon
Does earth rotate or revolve on its axis?
The Earth rotates on its axis, and it revolves around the sun. Rotation is the same as spinning, and this is what a top does, or a coin that has been set spinning on its edge on a table. In the case of a coin spinning on its edge, the 'axis' goes right up through the flat dimension of the coin. ...