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Will Earth at some point stop rotating anti-clockwise, stay still, and then rotate clockwise?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you add some more context to this question? Like why you would think this is possible. $\endgroup$ – James K Jan 26 at 21:11
  • $\begingroup$ No, there is no known phenomenon what could cause this in the future. $\endgroup$ – peterh says reinstate Monica Jan 27 at 10:13
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No. This would require some force imposed externally. Momentum is a wonderful thing.

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  • $\begingroup$ ...some torque about the Earth's axis... $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jan 26 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe if one of the larger centaurs gets perturbed into the inner system and Earth gets unlucky enough to suffer an oblique impact? Not sure that would count as "stay still and then rotate clockwise" though. $\endgroup$ – antispinwards Jan 26 at 22:54

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