How to feel the Earth move (at 1,000 mph)

We are all hurtling through space at roughly 1,000 miles per hour, but it’s hard to grasp how fast the Earth is moving from standing on its surface. By tracking the stars of the Milky Way galaxy over three hours with a special time-lapse camera, filmmaker Aryeh Nirenberg reveals Earth’s rotation and reminds us that we aren’t the centre of the Universe.

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Activities

  1. “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark” – Carl Sagan. Write a short poem about how you felt watching this video.
  2. “When you look at the stars, you are actually looking back in time.” Is this true or false? Research and write a half a side of paper explaining what you think.