what if the earth stopped spinning

What If The Earth Stopped Spinning or Stood Still?

what if the earth stopped spinning

Hey Seekers! We all know Earth rotates around itself which makes a day and it revolves around the Sun which makes a Year. So what if suddenly Earth stops spinning or Earth stood still?

According to Newton’s law of inertia, an object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force.

For example you are driving a car at 100 kmph. If suddenly apply brakes you hit the steering very hardly because your body is in motion with the car. When suddenly car stops, you keep moving for a while. That’s why you hit the car steering or in some cases you fly out breaking through windows.


So when Earth stops spinning the objects which are not attached to Earth and in motion flies away towards East because Earth rotates from West to East from it’s axis.

Also Earth atmosphere keeps on rotating creating strong winds at 1000 mph, a force like an atomic bomb blast which literally blows everything on it’s way.

Sudden stop in spinning and strong winds creates huge motion in Oceans creating giant tsunamis which literally wipes everything around 17 miles close to the coastal area in just 1 minute.

Even though Earth stood still, Earth’s magma or core won’t stop spinning suddenly. This movement in core moves the tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s surface resulting massive earth quakes and volcano eruptions.

Though Earth stopped spinning, it keeps revolving around the Sun. Thus Earth day would be 365 days long, 6 months day and 6 months night, which is called Sun Synchronous. And now Sun rises in the West and sets in the East.

Earth Magnetic Field

Because Earth is spinning there is a bulge at it’s Equatorial. When Earth stops spinning this bulge gets flatten turning Earth into a perfect sphere. Thus oceans migrate towards the poles creating 2 large oceans.

Because the Earth is in motion there is a stable electromagnetic field around the Earth protecting Earth from cosmic rays. If it stops spinning, slowly magnetic fields fade away leading to cosmic exposure resulting global extinction.

Anyways this would happen after few billion years only. I think by the time we might migrate to another planet, probably to Mars! If you enjoyed reading our article please subscribe to our infotainment YouTube channel for informative videos.


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