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"drawn to scale in rotation speed and size "In the sense that it turns once a day or that the tangential speed at the equator is about 1000mph or sopme other way?Many of us would probaly get squashed by the huge pair of opliers needed to get a decent grip in order to stop it. Those of us near the poles might be OK but those nearer the equator would be in trouble because they would suddenly be moving wrt the earth's surface. So would their houses which would therefore fall down.
It is recorded in the Bible (so it must be true) that it once stopped so that Joshua could get on with a battle.Apparently there were no ill effects and it started up again on its own.
Should the Earth suddenly stop spinning (hypothetically) what would be the consequences meteorologicaly ?...atmospherically ?....any thing else'lly !!What about planes in flight ?......could we live on a still earth ?[/b]
The people on the dark side would lose their satellite TV after a few days as the satellites wouldn't get any sunlight on their solar panels. In fact, you couldn't have geostationary satellites with a stationary earth - they'd either have to orbit or they'd fall out of the sky. So we'd all need servo-controlled tracking satellite dishes...
Whatever season were in we would be in it forever.