Simple (embarrasing) question. If Earth were not rotating, would there be any sensible definition of the terms "east" and "west?" I've been trying to come up with a consistent definition for these two terms in my mind, and the only ones that seem to work are, "in the direction of Earth's rotation," and, "in the direction opposite Earth's rotation," respectively.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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