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The angular momemtum of pretty much the whole solar system is in that direction. All the planets revolve that way, the sun rotates that way, and almost all of the planets rotate that way. Venus is the odd exception, and it rotates backward, but very slowly. The primordial stuff that eventually coalesced into the solar system was on average moving that way when it started, so that's the way it rotates still.

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Q: Why does Earth rotate from west to east?
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Does the earth rotate from east to west or west to east?

west to east


Does the earth rotate east to west?

No, the rotation of the Earth is from west to east, which is why the sun rises in the east.


How does earth rotate?

From west to east.


Does the earth rotate North to South south to north east to west or west to east?

West to East


What does the earth rotate on from east to west?

axis


What planets rotate from east to west?

Venus & Uranus rotate in what is called retrograde motion. Retrograde motion is from east to west. All of the other planets including earth rotate from west to east.


Witch way does the earth rotate?

from west to east


What direction does planet earth rotate?

west to east


In which direction does Earth rotate?

Earth rotates west to east direction


Does the earth rotate eastward or westward?

Earth rotates from West to East.


Why do earth rotate from west to east and the sun and stars rotate east to west?

Well, if you think about it, one is a consequence of the other. If you lie down on the ground and rotate (roll) west to east, everything around you that isn't moving will appear to you to rotate east to west (left to right if your head is pointing north).


Which way does the earth rotate toward the east or toward the west?

from west to eats


Which planet below rotates from west to east?

Jupiter, Mercury, and Earth all rotate from west to east. :)


How often does the earth rotate from west to east?

The Earth ALWAYS rotates from west to east, and completes one rotation in about 24 hours.


In which direction does the earth rotate on its axis?

moves from west to east.


What way does Mercury rotate?

Ike earth east to west (western)


What rotates from west to east?

Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are the only planets which rotate from west to east


What are the planets that rotate from west to east?

All planets in our solar system rotate from West to East except for Venus and Uranus, which rotate East to West or "retrograde".


Does mercury rotate east to west or west to east?

west to east


Which planets rotate from east to west?

Venus and Uranus are the planets which rotate from East to West.


If the earth didn't rotate would the moon rise in the east or west?

the usual


Does the earth rotate from west to east?

Yes, as observed from high in the north sky. The sun rises in the east thus the rotation goes from west to east.


Does the earth rotate from east to west?

The Earth rotates counterclockwise when viewed from a fixed location above the North Pole. A consequence of this is the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.


In which compass direction does the earth rotate looking at the equator with the north pole?

The Earth rotates from West to East.


Why does Venus rotate from west to east?

Venus rotates east to west all other planets in solar system rotate west to east