do u realise all of us are speeding round the sun, and spinning on the earth right now even when we are sitting still

20 Mar

london 7.50am 12.3C cloudy monday 2017

Mar. 20, 2017 Rise Set
Actual Time 6:02 AM GMT 6:13 PM GMT
Length of Day
12h 10m
Tomorrow will be 3m58s longer.

today is supposed to be the spring equinox, meaning day and night are equally 12hrs long. but as u can see, it is not. i wonder why it is not. maybe the world is moving at a different speed than what we calculate it should. either slowing down or speeding up as it moves round the sun. more likely to be slowing down, somehow that is what we are used to when something is in motion, it tends to slow down… but then someone has said the universe is expanding faster.

added. 7.30am tuesday 21.3.16 8C sunny. read in this article that the date of the equinox changes because of the elliptical orbit of the earth round the sun. 

The dates of the equinoxes and solstices aren’t fixed due to the Earth’s elliptical orbit of the sun. The Earth’s orbit around the sun means that in early January, the sun is closest (known as perihelion) and in early July it is most distant (aphelion).

the whole idea that all of us are speeding about all over the universe whilst we feel we are sitting still, seems so outlandish, it is hard to wrap our thinking round it. everyday we can see evidence that we are speeding through space at a fast rate, when we see the sun moving from sunrise to sunset, and we notice the effect of the earth moving round the sun, when we notice the seasons. it sounds fantastic doesn’t it?

 

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