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 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 Seasons, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
What is the wobble of earth on its axis?
The gradual change of the direction of Earth's axis - often compared to the wobble of a spinning top - is called precession. It is caused by gravitation from the Moon and Sun, combined with the fact that Earth is not a perfect sphere. The weird part is that, due to the spinning of the Earth, if any force is exerted to straighten up the Earth's axis, it changes direction, instead, at a right angle to that force. Same as in...