Jun 17, 2011
Irene's Internet

Time-lapse Earth rotates around the stars

This time-lapse video has been digitally altered to show our planet rotating while the stars remain stationary in the night sky. It’s pretty fascinating, and reveals just how much we’re on the move without ever really being aware of it.

By the way, that’s the actual rotation of the Earth, called diurnal motion. Compare it to the original, unaltered footage to see how much our usual perspective is affected. It’s no wonder we thought the sun and stars revolved around us for so long, yeah? 

Via  I09 /  NASA

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