Tomorrow is Earth’s rotation day! It is celebrated on January 8th as it commemorates when French physicist, Leon Foucault demonstrated the Earth rotates on its axis in 1851.
Every 24 hours the earth rotates on its axis. However, these rotations are slowing down. Atomic clocks show that a modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago so we are actually getting longer days!
Celebrate Earth’s rotation day by visiting your local space and science museum to learn more about the Earth’s rotation and its effects on humans. Or purchase one of Maps International’s map products such as the Huge World Wall Map Poster or the Glow in the Dark Star Map to teach your kids more about the world!