Which way does the Earth spin?

1 Answer
Jan 8, 2016



Well it kind of depends on the frame of reference you use or from the perspective from which you wish to look at the Earth.

Generally from above ( north ) or from the perspective of Polaris the North star,
The Earth and all the planets in our Solar system appear to spin anti-clockwise except Venus which spins Clockwise.

This anti-clockwise rotation of Earth makes Celestial objects like the Sun and the Stars appear as though they are Rising in the East and setting in the West. :)