People have suspected that Earth rotates for thousands of years, but how did we first prove it?

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Sources:

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200702/history.cfm
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/philolaus/
http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.1195
http://itotd.com/articles/362/foucaults-pendulum/
http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=5440
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-fast-is-the-earth-mov/

But it moves! How we know the Earth rotates.


https://explorable.com/greek-astronomy

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Foucault.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Foucault_Pendulum.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plato%27s_Academy_mosaic_from_Pompeii.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giovanni_Battista_Riccioli.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Longitude_(PSF).png

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How We Proved Earth Rotates Using a Giant Swinging Ball

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