What happens if Earth stops spinning?
11 December 2019, 15:52
If Earth suddenly stopped rotating, what would happen to us?
Mystery Hour Question
If the Earth suddenly stopped spinning, would we be able to feel the difference?
Name: Marty, Belfast
Qualification: Studying physics many years ago at school.
Answer: Yes, we would be able to feel the difference. If it stopped spinning all of a sudden, the atmosphere around us would still be spinning, so everything that wasn’t attached to the bedrock would be swept up into the atmosphere.