# 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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Akram said:   9 years ago
Earth rotates from west to east and with respect to the earth we assume the stars move opposite of the earth (east to west).

Gajanan Sarkate said:   10 years ago
Earth rotate from east to west and star rotate opposite to earth.

Abdul Haleem Abbasi said:   10 years ago
Take an example of a person(A) in rest if there is another person(B) in a train, B will observe that A is moving in backward direction, however it is the train which is moving in forward direction, same will be the case of this question.

This is the principle of Frame of Reference.

Retrograde motion is the apparent motion of a planet to move in a direction opposite to that of other bodies within its system, as observed from a particular vantage point. The stars rise in the east and set in the west as a result of the earth's rotation on its axis.

Chayan shri shrimal said:   1 decade ago
Sun is appears to move from east to west but it doesn't move because it is also a star.

So stars are appear to move from east to west.

I am completely agree with @Priyanka's suggestion.

The stars move in the opposite direction of earth. So the stars are moved west to east.