What will gyro alignment be if ? Establish a free spinning spherical gyro similar to a GPB gyro; but designed to run on earth surface at the equator supported by jets of air or something to minimize friction and not influence the spin once established. Establish a spin axis Aligned with the Sun at high noon and the center of the earth. Let run free for 6 hours. Does spin axis it stay in line with the sun as it would were it in true orbital freefall? Or does whatever we do to provide the required support (since it moves to slowly to be in orbit) cause the local influence of gravity to demand the gyroscope use the center of the earth as a reference and keep the axis pointed there and turn it 90o off of alignment with the sun?