How does the Earth float in the air?

This question was sent to us from Pankaj (India), I never thought about this one, but kinda funny and really a good fun fact for all of my readers.

The answer to this puzzling question is rather simple than many would think, in fact I do not have to write 500-600 words explaining this magical question.

Earth does not float in the air.  Atmosphere is bound to the Earth by Earth’s gravitational field.

4 thoughts on “How does the Earth float in the air?”

  1. my interpretation to this question was why does the earth not fall below the axis of our galaxy (x-axis if you place the galaxy horizontally on the x plane) and the answer to that is there is no gravitational force in space pushing it down nor pulling it up (in the y-direction of a cartesian plane, however, there is a gravitational force keeping it aligned in the elliptical path it follows due to the planets lying in the concentric circles on both sides of its pathway.

  2. The issue of winter’s short days and summer’s shorter nights have not been comprehensively dealt with by astronomers.

    We have seen the rays of the sun up until 1700hours in some freezing winter days only to disappear at approximately 1430hours around some other winter days.

    Suffice to say there is unconclusive evidence that the earth rotational winter short days and longer nights element has absolutely nothing to do with its position around the sun at winter periods.

  3. There is still inconclusive and uncomprehensive analysis for shorter days and longer nights during the winter.
    some school of thoughts admitted that part of the
    24-hour rotational element of the earth around the sun in effect during winter becomes shorter. There are instances when darkness appears at approximately 1450 hours.

    However, it has been recorded when rays of the sun appeared earlier than usual and even faded off as long as at approximately 1630 hours during the winter. Suffice it to say the earth rotates at somewhat irregular scale. Hope an astronomer may assist to unravel this myth. of shorter days [winter] longer days [summer]

  4. Shola, you’re crazy. The Earth’s vertical axis is not perpendicular to the line between the earth and the sun. Instead, it deviates from perpendicular by 24 degrees. This means that during its annual rotation around the sun, at one point certain portions of the earth face the sun directly. This causes those spots to have longer days (as well as more intense sunlight). When that same piece of the earth is on the other side of the sun, in winter, it faces the sun on an angle. This means it gets less sunlight per day (a shorter day) and less sun energy hitting that portion of the earth (colder).

    http://www.pa.msu.edu/sciencet/ask_st/051596.html

    By the way, nobody’s used the word “uncomprehensive” since the early 1900s. Maybe that’s where you got your astronomy information.

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