What If The Earth Stopped Spinning?

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  • Published: 16 June 2014
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    Faster Earth-spin physics:
    curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=310
    www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=603143
    www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=403191

    If Earth stopped spinning:
    www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0610/nospin.html
    astrobob.areavoices.com/2013/07/30/if-the-earth-stops-spinning-wed-be-in-big-trouble/
    image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/q1168.html
    www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/q2947.html
    science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-earth-stopped-spinning.htm
    www.spaceanswers.com/solar-system/what-would-happen-if-the-earth-stopped-spinning/
    van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=322
    human dimensions: www.fas.harvard.edu/~loebinfo/loebinfo/Proportions/humanfigure.html
    If Earth stopped spinning VIDEOS:
    chclip.net/video/C7kubIYu69c/video.html
    chclip.net/video/qr_aEHXfC70/video.html
    chclip.net/video/nH3bmG-KjvU/video.html
    Why does Earth rotate?
    chclip.net/video/TQxeutcYP6I/video.html
    www.universetoday.com/14491/why-does-the-earth-rotate/
    blog.tiaan.com/link/2010/05/04/simulation-space-debris-forming-accretion-disk
    centripetal vs centrifugal:
    hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html
    xkcd.com/123/
    chclip.net/video/yAfg_8OLjvs/video.html
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_force_(rotating_reference_frame)#Earth
    www.regentsprep.org/Regents/physics/phys06/bartgrav/default.htm
    curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=16
    comics:
    i.imgur.com/yRxXg.png
    www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=351
    atomic clocks:
    www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp50/primary-frequency-standards.cfm
    hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/acloc.html
    archive.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/obj/inms-ienm/images/research_images/cesium_clock_e/energyleveldiagram.gif
    time:
    www.theatlantic.com/video/index/358609/where-time-comes-from/
    travel.fyicenter.com/Time_Zone/What_Are_UTC_UT_and_GMT.php
    www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp50/leapsecond.cfm
    www.bipm.org/en/scientific/tai/clock_comparisons.html
    www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast350/timesys.html
    Earth slowing down and unstable:
    www.scientificamerican.com/article/bad-weather-makes-day-long/
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluctuations_in_the_length_of_day
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth's_rotation
    Earth footage:
    visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=79803
    earth.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
    archive.org/details/SVS-1375
    Earth and ocean animation by twitter.com/RoryBinks
    People flailing animation by Eric Langley

Comments • 19 459

  • Xander Sweet
    Xander Sweet  Před 11 hodinami

    Imagine that if in the 9 minutes and 44 seconds of this video, 9 minutes and 45 seconds of atomic time has passed!

    • Paul Barthelme
      Paul Barthelme  Před 22 hodinami

      This. This is the vsause I like

      • sheila marcal
        sheila marcal  Před 2 dny

        Okay okay. I'm afraid of EVERYTHING now.

        • BigMac
          BigMac  Před 3 dny

          1:23 YEET

          • Chris -Roblox
            Chris -Roblox  Před 3 dny

            damn thos grammarly ads..

            • Adnan Mustafic
              Adnan Mustafic  Před 4 dny

              Amazing like always!

              • akanksha gupta
                akanksha gupta  Před 4 dny

                How rocket 🚀 go out of the world

                • akanksha gupta
                  akanksha gupta  Před 4 dny

                  How rocket 🚀 go out of the world

                  • jareddd
                    jareddd  Před 5 dny

                    Vsauce answers questions i havent even asked nor thought of

                    • Ninja Boy
                      Ninja Boy  Před 6 dny

                      Now thats 1:20 how we naruto run

                      • bella
                        bella  Před 6 dny

                        i hope he becomes a teacher he would be the literal GOAT

                        • TG Gamer
                          TG Gamer  Před 6 dny

                          1:20 Rest in pieces comrades...

                          • Harshith Kelkar
                            Harshith Kelkar  Před 7 dny

                            Now ill feel bad everytime i kick a football and make its spin change killing the micro-organisms

                            • Bleach Sipping
                              Bleach Sipping  Před 8 dny

                              So... Time is a lie.

                              • Caleb Gonsalves
                                Caleb Gonsalves  Před 8 dny

                                1:20 *_FUS RO DAH. I N T E N S I F I E S_*

                                • John Ayap
                                  John Ayap  Před 10 dny

                                  This is basically the 2nd Impact...

                                  • Lilly Loving Heart
                                    Lilly Loving Heart  Před 10 dny

                                    Why did i laugh at the demonstration lol

                                    • sugar gay
                                      sugar gay  Před 10 dny

                                      Lol why is the earth round ??

                                      • Oravbro
                                        Oravbro  Před 2 dny

                                        Because its a planet

                                        • Monkeyking
                                          Monkeyking  Před 11 dny

                                          i actually want to see this happen, sounds interesting

                                          • Jewtaro Bujo
                                            Jewtaro Bujo  Před 11 dny

                                            Everybody's gangsta until the Earth stops rotating

                                            • Laurens De niel
                                              Laurens De niel  Před 12 dny

                                              *But we all know the earth is flat right...*

                                              • be good
                                                be good  Před 11 dny

                                                Flat Earth?? Is this a joke or something😂😂

                                                • Shreya
                                                  Shreya  Před 12 dny

                                                  I love the way the earth spins. It really makes my day :)

                                                  • Bucky Barnes
                                                    Bucky Barnes  Před 13 dny

                                                    Now this reminds me of Remina.

                                                    • Lilshmil_ 24
                                                      Lilshmil_ 24  Před 13 dny

                                                      Supersonic tumbleweed 😂😂😂😂

                                                      • Ed Me
                                                        Ed Me  Před 13 dny

                                                        First would be to discuss the surface of the earth. Would the ground at sea level stop spinning and the top of Mount Everest and depth of the Mariana Trench too? Because if the ground was sea level, stopping spinning is different that if it was a sphere that reached to the highest point, or lowest point. For the highest point, there is still quite a bit of atmosphere. Also is to consider all the water.

                                                        • Ω Mem3city
                                                          Ω Mem3city  Před 14 dny

                                                          Fake fake this guys tryna trick us the earth is flat

                                                          • Daniel Rhodes
                                                            Daniel Rhodes  Před 15 dny

                                                            Great video

                                                            • Country hooman
                                                              Country hooman  Před 15 dny

                                                              Michael : "first of all, you would gain weight" Me: "i already am-"

                                                              • Romi
                                                                Romi  Před 16 dny

                                                                The thumbnail 😂😂

                                                                • URSALTYGAMER Z
                                                                  URSALTYGAMER Z  Před 16 dny

                                                                  Bruh chill you're giving me nightmares!

                                                                  • Chris Russell
                                                                    Chris Russell  Před 16 dny

                                                                    H.G wells wrote of this effect a century ago! "the man that could work miracles". it also reminds me of a theory i never hear much of... crustal shift. not continental drift. crustal shift. the crust is floating on a ball of liquid. there is NOTHING holding it in place. it gets an imbalnce as it spins and what happens? woop. say goodbye, face of the planet! remember though. there will be two places virtually unaffected. the poles... around which the crust shifts. not necessarily the poles the whole affair rotates around... africa moves to the arctic circle. whatever is 90 degrees longitude from africa stays in place and merely rotates... for instance.

                                                                    • Crqcked
                                                                      Crqcked  Před 17 dny

                                                                      2:51 *the sun is a deadly lazer*

                                                                      • Karl Frost
                                                                        Karl Frost  Před 17 dny

                                                                        That thumbnail looks like a shitpost

                                                                        • Hailey H
                                                                          Hailey H  Před 17 dny

                                                                          Hellstar Remina, anyone?

                                                                          • chitwn hood
                                                                            chitwn hood  Před 18 dny

                                                                            unless your a flat earther...

                                                                            • InkSplatter!
                                                                              InkSplatter!  Před 18 dny

                                                                              This sounds like a movie review

                                                                              • Banana Swag
                                                                                Banana Swag  Před 19 dny

                                                                                When we jump why don´t we apear somewhere else When landning

                                                                                • ffupnooC
                                                                                  ffupnooC  Před 16 dny

                                                                                  mentalfloss.com/article/77944/why-doesnt-earth-rotate-beneath-us-when-we-jump

                                                                                  • MA Productions
                                                                                    MA Productions  Před 19 dny

                                                                                    1:22 bruh 😂😂

                                                                                    • Swetzie
                                                                                      Swetzie  Před 19 dny

                                                                                      "You'd gain weight. But that's the least of your problems." Teenagers with mental eating disorders: *excuse me what the fuck*

                                                                                      • aqua made a ree
                                                                                        aqua made a ree  Před 19 dny

                                                                                        I lost it when evrrything got *yeeted*

                                                                                        • Ralph Macey
                                                                                          Ralph Macey  Před 20 dny

                                                                                          6:44 Not my fault. I live in a ranch home.

                                                                                          • Ralph Macey
                                                                                            Ralph Macey  Před 20 dny

                                                                                            Guess I'll stop saying 'Stop the World, I want to get off'.

                                                                                            • Vaughn M.
                                                                                              Vaughn M.  Před 20 dny

                                                                                              Hey, Vsauce, Michael here *Here’s how to destroy humanity*

                                                                                              • Vaughn M.
                                                                                                Vaughn M.  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                Hey, Vsauce, Michael here. *Camera swings*

                                                                                                • famous Dre
                                                                                                  famous Dre  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                  What about people in subway stations?

                                                                                                  • Lui Mason
                                                                                                    Lui Mason  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                    Those not spin.

                                                                                                    • justjessking006
                                                                                                      justjessking006  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                      What if Michael stopped uploading?

                                                                                                      • Erdbeer TV
                                                                                                        Erdbeer TV  Před 21 dnem

                                                                                                        Im just scrolling through to search for flat earthers

                                                                                                        • Bluddz
                                                                                                          Bluddz  Před 21 dnem

                                                                                                          1:23 all vsauce subscribers when vsauce uploads a video

                                                                                                          • Have a Nice Day
                                                                                                            Have a Nice Day  Před 22 dny

                                                                                                            The other side would be dark 365 days a year

                                                                                                            • Carlos Madrid
                                                                                                              Carlos Madrid  Před 22 dny

                                                                                                              FUCKING SUPER SONIC TUMBLEWEED

                                                                                                              • Caden Koehl
                                                                                                                Caden Koehl  Před 23 dny

                                                                                                                8:56 He sounds like my teacher talking about recess when my class is disobeying her.

                                                                                                                • BÁTINİ
                                                                                                                  BÁTINİ  Před 23 dny

                                                                                                                  Hi, nobody yet could answer my questions..Is eir sping with the world same time? My opinion this impossible..The air will not spin with together anything because of its independent characteristics. So the world can not be a spinning ball. When the earth quick happened you can notice the world is moving otherwise it's not. Also, why are we seeing the same starts if we traveling crazy fast in space ? Thanks..

                                                                                                                  • thinking cat
                                                                                                                    thinking cat  Před 18 dny

                                                                                                                    BÁTINİ As long as you don’t believe in the flat earth that’s fine with me, and if I insulted you I do apologize. I’ve been dealing with flat earthers all day and I still am and their ignorance really is a burden.

                                                                                                                    • BÁTINİ
                                                                                                                      BÁTINİ  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                      @thinking cat thanks for your reply.. This is a good answer because of its not a romantic, emotional bluing attack like religious people. They are the same, believers without questioning and knowing, they are the attackers without listening and thinking, to the people whom are the questioner and have the curiosity to do things and stay behind what they see. Deferences is one side is a believer without measuring the other side is knowing with measurement. You are thing that I am a flat earthier don't you? I am fucking not...I just love people who take a risk and go to see the side and measure the religionist facts that they taught us. Who are they? That is your question..ist it? They are the same people who kill destroy the world. Go to Syria live there a week or a mental health hospital near you.....see the real life without alcohol, drug, music, fake life purposes, saving and buying, consuming... We must observe them go closer and rather than say what we know and believe just ask what they know. Thanks..

                                                                                                                      • thinking cat
                                                                                                                        thinking cat  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                        Guess what, the stars do move, but they are moving with us, fulfilling their own orbits around the milky way, and yes they do move, but you think we are moving at super sonic speeds, but we really aren't. The galaxy is HUGE, and we are barley even moving through it, and the stars are moving with us too. But, they do change, over thousands of years, the Ancient Egyptians had a different north star (documented) so that point is utter bollocks and could be searched up with a quick google search. As for your air point, this could also be answered with a quick google search, yes it does move with the Earth too. Everything moves with the Earth, the atmosphere, everything on land, air, and water, etc. And even if it didn't that does NOT prove a "Ball Earth to be fake" Like your previous point, this is utter bollocks. I can't expect something smart to come out of mouth, thinking the earth is flat, giving us questions that can be answered with a quick google search. Nice try, but this isn't proof of your fantasy world. And, instead of calling my evidence fake, can you please get your head out of your ass and think logically. Thanks..

                                                                                                                        • Bryson Sirus
                                                                                                                          Bryson Sirus  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                          BÁTINİ ..............are you a troll? ...why the fuck should I have to tell you when I don’t know yet? ......just look it up...I see no reason for you to not do that.... And the fact that you said “don’t tell me what to do” makes it clear that you’re some kind of troll.......and it is not funny

                                                                                                                          • Julia Jello
                                                                                                                            Julia Jello  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                            0:11 actual footage of my bf explaining why he’s breaking up with me

                                                                                                                            • Gustav Kaufmann
                                                                                                                              Gustav Kaufmann  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                              pro tip. dont be fat lmao

                                                                                                                              • ParallaX
                                                                                                                                ParallaX  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                                Pero si la tierra no gira aweonao!!

                                                                                                                                • thierry van driessche
                                                                                                                                  thierry van driessche  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                                  If you fie a nerf gun dart in the ear, and moving 400m/s why isthe dart not moving?

                                                                                                                                  • lava0and0tephra
                                                                                                                                    lava0and0tephra  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                                    Neptune’s winds are some of the strongest in the solar system at roughly 1200 mph. If an event like this would cause winds upward of 1000 mph, maybe that could explain the origins of the ferocity of Neptune. I mean... it is 28 degrees tilted on its axis too... some shit went down there.

                                                                                                                                    • Mr. Poop
                                                                                                                                      Mr. Poop  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                      What if earth stopped spinning But first,what is spinning?

                                                                                                                                      • itsme
                                                                                                                                        itsme  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                        does it spin? think carefully about this theory. do you think it's spinning this FAST for decades and nothing happens?

                                                                                                                                        • thinking cat
                                                                                                                                          thinking cat  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                          itsme Well, it’s no problem talking with you as it’s my passion. Though I can get a lot more angry depending on what is said.

                                                                                                                                          • thinking cat
                                                                                                                                            thinking cat  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                            itsme Well, if the sun was smaller and rotated around earth, why would other planets which have been observed to be round and rotating the sun (there is a video of Jupiter) Why would the Earth be flat and stationary while the other planets aren’t? Plus if the sun rotated around the Earth, you’d be able to see it at all times on a flat surface and the world would be around the same temperature, the Arctic shouldn’t exist, and the seasons shouldn’t still occur, unless you claim that the sun goes up to one tropic then down to another which can be debunked by saying if that happened then if it was winter in the Northern Hemisphere the sun would appear smaller in the sky, and bigger in the Southern Hemisphere which does not happen. Not to mention, we see different stars and constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, something impossible on a flat earth. Further more, if you want more proof the earth isn’t flat, well imagine this. You’re out by the ocean side and you look out, and it’s empty nothing obstructing your view of the ocean. If the earth is flat, why does that view suddenly end? But then it changes with height, if you’re higher up you can see more, and if you go down you can see less. That would be impossible on a flat plane, so it is acceptable to assume that the earth is curving and that’s why it ends so suddenly and changes the higher or lower you go. And as for your “it was believed that the earth was the center of the world and it doesn’t move until recently” isn’t even an argument so I don’t know what you were trying to claim there. The earth spins, and isn’t flat. End of story

                                                                                                                                            • itsme
                                                                                                                                              itsme  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                              @thinking cat nice talking to you. it's not likely to find polite and patient people like you to chat with about such topics.

                                                                                                                                              • itsme
                                                                                                                                                itsme  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                                @thinking cat as we all know all these theories are not completely accurate it can be falsehood in the future to answer ur question it would be easier and more rational to say its because the "not so giant" sun spins in a certain altitude circling the flat surface of earth

                                                                                                                                                • itsme
                                                                                                                                                  itsme  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                                  it was believed until recently that the was the center of the world and it doesn't move at all

                                                                                                                                                  • Charles Noble
                                                                                                                                                    Charles Noble  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                                    Click on this wondering about the earth's rotation. Finish watching this wondering what is time

                                                                                                                                                    • nour mostefaoui
                                                                                                                                                      nour mostefaoui  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                      wait a minute , he says if the earth stop spinning we will gain weight , but why when we go to space we don't gain weight the space doesn't spin , *or is it?* *music starts playing*

                                                                                                                                                      • Matthew Van Ness
                                                                                                                                                        Matthew Van Ness  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                        4:21 Bill Nye has entered the chat

                                                                                                                                                        • jonathan kimbrough
                                                                                                                                                          jonathan kimbrough  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                          China made a damn that slowed the earth down

                                                                                                                                                          • jonathan kimbrough
                                                                                                                                                            jonathan kimbrough  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                            China made a damn that slowed the earth down

                                                                                                                                                            • Philip Tooley
                                                                                                                                                              Philip Tooley  Před 27 dny

                                                                                                                                                              The earth doesnt move at all you tiny brained fool. Every experiment proves it. Earth spinning is a conspiracy theory and a shitty one at that. You must have the same IQ as your shoe size

                                                                                                                                                              • Philip Tooley
                                                                                                                                                                Philip Tooley  Před 17 dny

                                                                                                                                                                thinking cat. Rotfl. Oh you debunked the michaelson morley experiment, michaelson gale experiment, airys failure, and sagnac? Lol. I did like your proofs....oh wait, there werent any. Rotfl. You are delusional, its hilarious. Thanks for the laughs

                                                                                                                                                                • thinking cat
                                                                                                                                                                  thinking cat  Před 17 dny

                                                                                                                                                                  Philip Tooley Again, i debunked your points, if you want me to do it again I can’t. It’s you who keeps attacking everyone in this thread. You must be really easy to anger.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Philip Tooley
                                                                                                                                                                    Philip Tooley  Před 17 dny

                                                                                                                                                                    thinking cat. That's what I thought piece of s***

                                                                                                                                                                    • Skinny Gaming
                                                                                                                                                                      Skinny Gaming  Před 27 dny

                                                                                                                                                                      9:11 always Michel always.

                                                                                                                                                                      • ImProbablyAlive
                                                                                                                                                                        ImProbablyAlive  Před 28 dny

                                                                                                                                                                        Am I the only who started laughing really hard at those animations?

                                                                                                                                                                        • Shurtz
                                                                                                                                                                          Shurtz  Před 28 dny

                                                                                                                                                                          This scares me

                                                                                                                                                                          • VWftw82
                                                                                                                                                                            VWftw82  Před 28 dny

                                                                                                                                                                            As a self-proclaimed "dino nerd," I've thought of the deceleration of the Earth's rotation. When they say that my favorite dinosaur, Utahraptor, lived about 125 million years ago, do they mean our current 365-day and roughly 6-hour years? That would make sense to me but I don't know.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Sam Rowbotham
                                                                                                                                                                              Sam Rowbotham  Před 29 dny

                                                                                                                                                                              its not spinning: chclip.net/video/qEaHjPF47_E/video.html

                                                                                                                                                                              • thinking cat
                                                                                                                                                                                thinking cat  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                                                                                Don't even use Dubay as evidence for the Earth is not spinning, he has no clue about what hes talking about. If we didn't spin we wouldn't have any seasons, and here read this article scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/09/17/but-it-moves-how-we-know-the-e

                                                                                                                                                                                • Mayu Jog
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mayu Jog  Před 29 dny

                                                                                                                                                                                  what if the earth decelerated slowly before stopping?

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fruit roll-ups Boi
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fruit roll-ups Boi  Před 29 dny

                                                                                                                                                                                    if the earth was tidally locked how would you numerically represent a year?

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Daniel
                                                                                                                                                                                      Daniel  Před 29 dny

                                                                                                                                                                                      4:25 HAHAHA

                                                                                                                                                                                      • anna galaxy
                                                                                                                                                                                        anna galaxy  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                                                        he never shut up?

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Soggy Toast6
                                                                                                                                                                                          Soggy Toast6  Před měsícem

                                                                                                                                                                                          What if the earth slowly stopped like in the episode of Futurama where the cat took the energy from there planit

                                                                                                                                                                                          • MrTopApex
                                                                                                                                                                                            MrTopApex  Před dnem

                                                                                                                                                                                            -Planit-