Rotation and Revolution

Mysterious forces in life


Revolution is when the Earth is orbiting the sun. It causes the seasons. The moon revolves around the Earth. This combined with the Earth's rotation creates the moon phases. Along with Rotation, Revolution is responsible for the Sun and Stars "movement".


Rotation is the Earth spinning around it's axis. The axis is tilted at an angle. The rotation causes day and night, and the moon phases. Rotation also is partially responsible for the Stars and Sun "moving".

Why does the sky "move" ?

The sky appears to move because the Earth's rotation causes day and night. The night time sky changes every night because of the Earth's revolution around the Sun.
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