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Originally posted by marbles87
reply to post by doesntmakesense
The Earth rotates underneath you. Have you ever seen a long distance flight path. They are curved to make up for the earth spinning under the plane as it flies.
Depends on where you are. Maybe faster than that if the wind is blowing east, which the jet stream does.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It seems to me that if the Earth is turning at 1000 miles an hour, you'd need to be going that speed in the opposite direction to be in a relative stop above it, right? Otherwise, you're still going the same speed when above it and I'm not into those courses yet but I'm going to guess gravity and air mass alone would be enough to keep that momentum going longer than anyone's ability to float free...
Originally posted by doesntmakesense
So we all (should) know the Earth rotates around its axis at a rate of one revolution per day, roughly 1000 MPH going east.
Since the earth rotates towards the east, if you were somehow able to stand above the ground say 100ft and stay suspended there pointing westward, would the earth rotate around you at 1000 MPH (or the speed of rotation), or would you still be rotating with the earth due to some type of attracting force?