Hot air balloon staying in the air for 24 hours

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If there is a hot air balloon and it flies into the air and stays there after 24 hours will the ballon have gone around the world once?
 

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cjl
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Nope. The atmosphere is moving with the earth, not stationary above it, so the balloon will rotate along with everything else on earth, and it will stay near wherever it started (with some variation of course due to winds).
 
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If there is a hot air balloon and it flies into the air and stays there after 24 hours will the ballon have gone around the world once?

The Earth spins at over 1000 mph at the equator.

So if you jumped straight up into the air at the equator and were airborne for 1 second, would you land 1,467 feet away? (5,280 times 1000 divided by 60 seconds times 60 minutes)
 
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