Rotation is the spinning of a body on its axis. Earth’s rotation – is a spinning of the earth on its axis. Axis – is an imaginary line joining the north and south poles through the center of the earth The earth rotates on its axis from west to east. It makes one complete rotation after every twenty four hours or one day, the following observations illustrates the earth’s rotation from west to east;
1.When traveling in a fast moving vehicle we notice trees and other objects on both sides of the road moving in the opposite direction. This observation is similar to the movement of the earth’s rotation to the sun.
2.In the morning the sun appears to rise over the eastern horizon but due to the fact that the sun is the center of the solar system we know that it does not move in relation to the solar system. This shows that the earth is moving from west to east.
3. At night most of the stars appear to move across the sky from east to west. This shows that the earth is moving from west to east.