Which way does the earth spin, and which way does it rotate around the sun?

1 Answer
Jan 27, 2016


Both spin of Earth about its axis and rotation about the Sun are in the same anticlockwise sense.


To understand the way Earth spins: From midnight to noon it is toward the Sun and from noon to midnight, it is getting away. Rotation about the Sun: The rotation is progressive through calendar months, from perihelion (January) through vernal equinox (March) to aphelion (July) and back to perihelion through autumnal equinox (September).. .