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Please explain how rotational speed affect the Earth.


Replies:
If you mean the rotation about the north south axis, then the biggest effect is our day and night. This rotation gives the 24 hour day. If was faster we would have a shorter day. If it was slower we would have a longer day.

Of course, we would probably have a different size of hours. The rotation also drives our weather and makes the shape of the earth a little bulgy around the equator.

Samuel P Bowen



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