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Direction of Earth's rotation?

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Anthony Schwartz
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I understand that Earth rotates eastward and this causes the sun to rise from the east. However, I don't have an intuitive way of explaining this to somebody else. And sometimes I myself forget what rotating eastward means does the earth rotate from the west to east or it's the other way round?
ARG
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Rotating eastward means turning from west to east. To understand this, imagine a train leaving a station. The station will appear to move backwards, away from the front of the train. However, the train is actually moving from the back towards the front. In a similar vein, the sun appears to rise in the east and set in the west: therefore, the earth is turning from west to east.