The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: OPEN BAR: NO CISNORMATIVE ELVEN PATRIARCHS ALLOWED« on: March 19, 2015, 01:03:06 am »
I finally got around to looking up something I've wondered about off and on and thought I would share:
Turns out the earth is a prograde planet (as opposed to retrograde).
This means that, if you orient the solar system so that the earth orbits the sun "clockwise" then the earth also rotates about it's own axis "clockwise"
The effect is that every day we spend a little extra time on the sunny side of the planet.
Another effect is that, at night, we are travelling through space at a higher rate of speed which is closer to the speed of light and time is a little slower.
thought I would share, cuz . . . the more you know and stuff.
Cool! It's one of those things I just remembered I wanted to know, and good brain exercise.
So, just to recap, if it was a retrograde orbit, would every year get shorter?
*LuciferX's reach extends beyond his grasp *falls from monkey-bar*
Now I'm deliciouslyconfused, onto the second point, the relative increase in velocity is supposed to have a stronger effect on space/time curvature than distance from M1, because inverse square Law...
Then I realize how I clearly do not remember gravitomagnetic time delay.
*Satelites fall from the sky* LuciferX cracks smile and sparks a joint for Eris*