TLF ID L1129
Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Explore how the rotation of the Earth affects the objects seen in the sky. Compare views from a spinning merry-go-round with views from above. Notice how objects appear to 'move' when seen from a spinning object. Compare views from the Earth with views from space. Locate celestial objects using photos taken from a different perspective. For example, locate the Andromeda galaxy by judging its position relative to a satellite. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.