# General Knowledge - Physics - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Physics - Section 1 (Q.No. 10)
10.
Stars appears to move from east to west because
all stars move from east to west
the earth rotates from west to east
the earth rotates from east to west
the background of the stars moves from west to east
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Mayank said:   3 years ago
Earth rotates from East to West.

Sowjanya said:   4 years ago
If you take a general situation where train moves in one direction but its surroundings seem to be moving in the opposite direction even though they are not.

The same perception can be seen in the direction of stars w.r.t to earth.

Salman said:   6 years ago
Are Starsmoving from east to west?

Or.

Are Stars revolving in earth east to west?

Is any difference? Explain this.

Sai said:   6 years ago
It's very simple to understand if we are in the train we see trees and mountains can see like they are moving.

Which Means trains is moving but trees are stable.

So, this what I am saying is earth is moving but the star is stable li trees.
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Omkar said:   6 years ago
Sun goes from east to west. That means earth rotates from west to east.

Three said:   7 years ago
It's very simple thing.

I agree @Nikki.

Stars don't move in space. They are stationary.

While the earth rotates from west to east, it appears like stars moving from east to west (Nikki's example).

It is the same concept, the sun rising at the east and falling at west.

Phil said:   7 years ago
That's a different thing altogether-parallax @Nikki.

Pankaj said:   7 years ago
Thanks @Nikki for your best logic.

Nikki said:   8 years ago
Its actually very simple to understand.

EARTH moves.

West ============> East.

West <=========== East.

STAR moves.

Its the same phenomenon which we have often experienced while traveling on any vehicle.

We feel like the trees are running in backward direction.

Aravind said:   8 years ago
If we are in train when it is moving with some speed. Then the nature moving opposite to you. Similarly earth rotates west to east then we assumes opposite to it.