Saturday, November 27, 2010

Do you realise almost all planets rotating anti clockwise??

The Earth revolves (orbits) counter-clockwise around the Sun as viewed from above the North Pole. The Earth rotates (spins) on its axis counter-clockwise as well. The Moon also revolves around the Earth counter-clockwise.
In general (there are a few exceptions) all the material that formed the Solar system revolved around the Sun in a counter-clockwise direction due to the conservation of angular momentum when the material contracted to form the planetary disk. 
All the major planets except one if viewed from above their northern pole, rotate anti clockwise and orbit the sun in an anti clockwise direction. Venus is an odd one out, as it rotates clockwise and orbits the sun in clockwise direction.

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