Chile Earthquake Changed Earth's Rotation

Re: Chile Earthquake Changed Earth's Rotation

Postby Mikey » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:47 pm

...and in other news... BFD. It's common knowledge that the orientation of the Earth's axis is in constant flux anyway. The axis of Earth's rotation is wobbly, such that both the "true" (not magnetic) north and south poles constantly shift in a circular motion.
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Re: Chile Earthquake Changed Earth's Rotation

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:50 pm

So... is this the beginning of 2012? :lol:
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Re: Chile Earthquake Changed Earth's Rotation

Postby stitch626 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:42 pm

:laughroll:
No its the beginning of 2010, what are you talking about? :mrgreen:
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Re: Chile Earthquake Changed Earth's Rotation

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:38 pm

The quote could have been clearer wrt the reference hemisphere for the stated seasons. However, it is a well-known fact that the Earth's orbit is not perfectly circular and that the distance between Sol and the Earth varies continuously; though I'm not an astrophysicist I may speculate that there may be a very slight change in Earth's rotational speed associated with these orbital mechanics.
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